Great Aunt Joyce was born on October 3, 1933 in Three Rivers, Texas. She was the daughter of Joseph Bushrod White and Eulah Peyton Williams. By 1940, her family was in San Patricio County. From all the records I have at my disposal, it appears that she spent most of her years in this part of the state. She was married to Elmer Leo Bliss, and together they had three children while living in the San Patricio area.
Joyce was also frequently in the company of her maternal grandmother Allie Delphia Harned Bridges. Mother Bridges, as she was called by the family, came down from Kentucky, eventually establishing two or three hotels in the Corpus Christi and Seadrift areas. This sort of endeavor no doubt involved all available family members' support.
Joyce Adelle White passed away in 2003 in Ingleside, Texas. She is buried in Rockport in neighboring Aransas County.
In the near future, I look forward to sharing other pictures and a couple family stories that Joyce related in a letter to her niece.