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Information for Rodney Cameron Bean
30 April, 1965 – 9 April, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Rodney Bean

    Funeral services for Rodney Cameron Bean, 24, of Melba, who was fatally injured in an auto accident near Adel, Ore., Monday morning, April 9, 1990, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1423 2nd St. S., Nampa.  The Rev. Roy Litsey, pastor of the church will officiate, assisted by Pastor Ron Ferguson of the Melba Friends Church.  Interment will follow in the Melba Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    (Line missing) born April 30, 1965, at Nampa. He attended Greenhurst Elementary School in Nampa and then went to Grand View Elementary and Jordan Valley, Ore., Elementary.  The family later moved to Melba where he graduated from Melba High School in 1983.  While in high school he was a very active member of the rodeo team having gone to the state finals twice in saddle bronc riding and to the national finals once. Following high school he received a rodeo scholarship to attend Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore. where he graduated in 1985 with highest honors.  While attending Treasure Valley Community College he was a very active member of the rodeo team. Rod was involved in saddle bronc riding in the Idaho Cowboys Association for two years, finishing in fourth place before retiring due to an injury he received in 1987. He still loved to rope and ride, especially horse roping and the “big loop" Jordan Valley.  He was honored by having an artist's painting of him in a recent publication of the Western Horseman of Rod participating in the competition at Jordan Valley. Following his graduation he worked in agriculture for a year.  He then went to work for R.C. Bean Saddlery in Star where he was currently employed. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
    Rod is survived by his parents, Camie and Glenda Bean, Melba; a brother, Tim Bean, Melba; a sister, Camelyn Bean, Boise; his fiance, Mary Katherine "Kitty"' O'Connor, Adel, Ore.; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Glenna Foote, Hollister, Calif.; his paternal grandparents, Cam and Grace Bean, Nampa; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
    The family suggest memorials be made to the American Diabetes' Association, 1528 Vista Ave., Boise 83705; a favorite charity; or flowers may be sent.



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