Bliss Audrey (Buck) Wolfe
August 16, 1936 – April 25, 2018
Bliss Audrey (Buck) Wolfe went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. A visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 pm Monday, April 30, 2018 at Hillier Funeral Home of BRYAN; the Life Celebration will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Faith United Church of Christ in Bryan.
“Miss Bliss”, as she was lovingly referred to in later years, was born August 16, 1936, in New Orleans, to The Reverend Raymond F. Buck and Lydia L. Mehrtens Buck. She grew up in New Orleans, Indiana, and Bryan.
Always creative, Bliss acquired a taste for sewing and designing at a young age. This interest stayed with her throughout her life and she became a very accomplished seamstress and designer. In her youth, Bliss surrounded herself with the newest styles by working at Two Sisters and Woolworth’s.
Bliss was thankful to grow up in a Christian family and was active in the churches her father pastored. At the church in Bryan (now called Faith United Church of Christ), she met Richard F. Wolfe and a friend of his, both cadets at the nearby Bryan air force base. The two young men chose to attend services at Faith Church and was invited to join the choir since he had a decent singing voice. Richard found a new church home immediately, especially after “sparks flew” when meeting Bliss, already a member of the choir. Bliss’ parents often invited church newcomers for home-cooked meals, and often invited Richard. Romance blossomed and Richard and Bliss were married on February 16, 1957, at Faith Church. The couple remained sweethearts for the next 61 years and were blessed with two daughters, Pamela and Linda.
Bliss was socially active throughout her life and had a wry sense of humor. She was a leader in many areas, using her creativity, musical, and organizing skills to the fullest. She held in-home sewing classes, was a charter member of Faith Church UCC, was active in many churches throughout the Air Force couples’ moves, sang in and directed choirs, was a member and officer of Officers Wives’ Clubs, and after Richard’s retirement, was active and a leader in the Research Ramblers Genealogy Group in Bryan. Bliss loved genealogy and accumulated many volumes of research. Several visits to the research library at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City and many trips to stateside cemeteries extended both families’ lineages. She enjoyed gardening daily, especially roses and orchids; and traveling with her family
Bliss has been reunited in Heaven with her parents, her brother The Reverend Dr. Raymond F. Buck, Jr., and brother–in-law, Arthur D. Bright.
Missing Bliss are her husband of 61 years, Richard; daughters Pamela J. Wolfe and Linda G. Wolfe Huff (Mark); grandchildren Christopher A. Huff (Tiffany), Jennifer D. Cain (Field), Matthew R. Huff (fiancé Lindsay Meek), Stephen L. Huff, and Stephanie L. Huff; great-grandchildren Alexandra Cain, Lincoln Huff, Beckett Huff, Charlie Huff, and Baby Cain (arriving soon); sister Myra C. (Buck) Bright; and sister-in-law Alice (Kypfer) Buck.