Helen Dawson Bean

April 24, 1926 - December 5, 2004

Helen Dawson Bean, age 78, of Weston, Texas passed away on December 5, 2004, in Plano, Texas. She was born on April 24, 1926, in Englevale, Kansas to Thomas E. and Anna Pearl (Karns) Dawson. She married Kenneth E. “Ken” Bean on June 14, 1947 in Arma, Kansas. Mrs. Bean was a mother and volunteer and a member of the First Christian Church in Weston for 16 years. She did several thousand hours of volunteer work for the Richardson Medical Center. She was an excellent grandmother, loved wild flowers, bird watching, experimental cooking, and she traveled to Europe for 30 consecutive years with her loving devoted husband. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. “Ken” Bean of Weston, Texas; son, Kenneth C. Bean and wife, Marikay of Weston, Texas; daughters, Terri Ricketts and husband, Wilton of Blue Ridge, Texas and Jana Wilson of Ovilla, Texas; sisters, Aleen Garrison of Pittsburg, Kansas, Gladys Appino of Frontenac, Kansas, and Norma Brown and husband, Bill of Carl Junction, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 2 expected great grandchildren; and numerous cherished nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Dawson; sisters, Dorothy Pugh, Jean Volz, and Goldie Morrell; son-in-law, Charles Wilson. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the First Christian Church in Weston with Dr. Michael Waco and Rev. John Quick officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be sent to First Christian Church in Weston; P.O. Box 7, Weston, Texas 75097; or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation; 765 Northpark Center, Dallas, Texas 75225.

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I volunteered with Helen at Richardson Medical Center late 70's & early 80's every Thursday pm. What a fine lady--so sweet, fun, competent, & dependable. She's one of the best memories I have from that time in my life. My prayers are with her family. Anne Nelson, December 7, 2004 You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Gracy Family, December 7, 2004 Terri and Jana, Bill and I were so sad to learn of your mom's passing. We are holding you both close in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy. Lynn & Bill Noles, December 7, 2004 Jana, You have our deepest sympathy and love. Doug and Glenna Browning, December 6, 2004 We are praying for your family during this time. Helen was a blessing. Mike and Kaylyn Reedy, December 6, 2004 My prayers are with you Jana and family. Mechelle Denice Galyon, December 6, 2004 I have only met Helen Bean a few times. My experience of knowing her is through her daughter, Jana. Jana has shared her mother's life with me through our years of teaching together. Based on what a wonderful person Jana is, Helen Bean was an outstanding role model, nurturer, and teacher. Her admirable legacy lives on through her children. Gae Slade, December 6, 2004