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