In searching for possible ancestors and descendants of STEPHEN BEAN born ca 1832 Ohio (we believe Muskingum County), died in 1906 Coos Co Oregon. However, he lived in several counties in Oregon. We found the following obituary of JAMES LEE BEAN which appeared in the Cottage Grove Sentinel, Cottage Grove, Lane County Oregon on February 29, 2008.
James Lee Bean 1954-2008
James Lee Bean, 53, of Eugene died Feb. 16, 2008.
He was born July 21, 1954 in Eugene to William Albert Bean and Laura (Pettit) Koffard.
He was a high school graduate who worked as a self-employed contractor.
He and Margo were together 35 years.
James enjoyed hunting, fishing, was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his mother, Laura Ray Koffard, his stepfather, Edward "Ned" Koffard, 4 sons, Richard Jones of Orange County, Calif., Dustin Bean, Mason Bean and Brandon Bean, all of Cottage Grove, 5 brothers, Alan Bean, William "Ed" Bean and Bud Koffard, all of Wasilla, Alaska, Dave Bean of Eugene and Bordon Bean of Springfield, 2 sisters, Jacque Fauber of Puyallup, Wash. and Tammy Bean of Springfield, and one granddaughter, Corina. He was preceded in death by his father, William Albert Bean, stepmother, Patricia Bean and brother, Chuck Whipel.
A celebration of life was held Feb. 23 at the Cottage Grove VFW Hall.
Arrangements handled by Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel.
If you know of anyone related to this Bean family, we would be most interested in seeing if we could trace the line back.
Faye Bean Eldertxelder@sbcglobal.net