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Ralph I. Bean(1931-2012)

Ralph I. Bean, 81, retired dentist of 48 years, passed away on November 22, 2012 at his residence in Sherman, Texas. Graveside services will be held at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman on Monday, November, 26 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Bean was born on January 16, 1931 to Ira Raymond and Mary Winn Pressley Bean in Rosebud, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years from 1951 - 1955, where he traveled the world and played drums in the Naval Band. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1958. He married Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Holmes on September 5, 1959. He then earned his degree in Dentistry at Baylor Dental School in 1963.

Dr. Bean was dedicated to his family, friends and community. He enjoyed spending time listening to sports radio, fishing and playing domino's with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Betty. He is survived by his daughter Leslie Bean Crismon and husband Craig of Springdale, Arkansas; his son, Chris Bean and wife Lisa of Denton, Texas; and five grandchildren Peyton and Pressley Bean of Denton, Texas, Kelley Crismon and wife Sara, Cody, and Ashley Crismon of Springdale, Arkansas.

If desired, memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or any local area Hospice organization.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Herald Democrat on Nov. 25, 2012
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