Raymond Bean (1911 - 2016)

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  • "We'll miss you, Ray. You are a neat guy. Gloria and Steve"
  • "We will miss you, Ray. You were a wonderful guy."
    - Art and Susanne Grice
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  • "Heaven in richer today because another Saint has gone home...."
    - Virginia Crider-Hudson
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Raymond Donald Bean
August 8, 1911 - September 10, 2016
Raymond Donald Bean, 105, passed away September 10, 2016 at his home, with his wife, Lillian, by his side. Ray was born August 8, 1911 at Lake Andes, SD to Victor and Sarah (Meerdink) Bean, the seventh of twelve children. Soon the growing family moved to Deer Creek, MN and later to Henning, MN where Ray attended school in a one room school house and was reared on the family farm
On September 11, 1932 Ray married Vivian Riggs. Shortly thereafter they moved to ID to be near other family who had preceded them west. However, it wasn't long before Ray and Vivian returned to MN to farm and raise their family.
In April 1983, Ray and Vivian retired from the farm and moved to ID where they could enjoy a slightly warmer climate that would benefit Vivian's failing health. In addition, Ray would be near his brothers, Carroll, Iver, Cameron, and Ken. Vivian passed away July 15, 1984, after nearly 52 years of marriage.
Ray married Lillian Grice on February 9, 1986. They enjoyed over thirty years of marriage living at the "Poor Farm" on Owyhee Street in Nampa. They traveled extensively and Ray found great enjoyment restoring farm wagons and buggies, and farm machinery, repairing furniture, and making beautiful clocks. He and Lillian did their own yard work and canning until they moved to Streamside Assisted Living in May 2015.
Ray always loved spreading the gospel and telling folks of his wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, who he had invited into his life when he was 19 years old.
Ray is survived by his wife, Lillian, his sister Bonnie Rutherford of NJ, and his sons, Dale Bean of CO, David Bean and Darrel Bean, and daughter, Joanne Crider, all of MN, and their families. Locally he is survived by nephews, Jim Bean, Camie Bean, Ron Bean, Dick Nolte, and niece, Cheryll Bergstrom, and all their families. Ray is also survived by Lillian's sons and daughter, Steve Grice, Art Grice, Tom Grice and Linda Pascoe, and their families.
A Celebration of Ray's life will be held at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So. in Nampa - 442-8171 on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and the concluding service will be held in Minnesota on Friday, September 16, 2016. There will be a viewing on Wednesday morning prior to the funeral service from 10 - 10:45 AM. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com

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Nampa, ID 83651
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 13, 2016