Michael Bean

February 10, 1966 - September 7, 2010

Michael Bean, age 44, of Fairview, Texas, passed away September 7, 2010. Michael was born February 10, 1966, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to W.L. and Betty (Engledow) Bean. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education and Masters in Administration from Midwestern State University. Michael taught school in Iowa Park; was Principal at Paradise Elementary School; Vice Principal at Graham Middle School; and was a Principal in the Frisco Independent School District. He worked for EDS/Hewlett Packard for ten years. Michael was an avid Texas Rangers fan, and loved to travel. He is survived by his son, Caleb Bean of Wichita Falls, Texas; parents, W.L. and Betty Bean of Iowa Park, Texas; sister, Angel Sheets and husband Skip of Iowa Park, Texas; brother, T.J. Bean and wife Kaydee of Iowa Park, Texas; a host of other loving family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas, with Dr. Greg Ammons officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Michael Bean Scholarship Fund at Iowa Park High School. The fund will be set up at State National Bank of Texas in Iowa Park.

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What a great loss to anyone who knew you Michael. There were several years we went our seperate ways for one reason or another, but what an honor to have spent those last few weeks with you, seeing your sense of humor and greeting people when you were so sick and the courage to do that just because they were your friends and many you had. Rest in Peace honey and may God give our family Peace in the days to follow. Love Aunt Laine Aunt Laine Stewart, September 23, 2010 Dear Bean Family, Mom (Joy Carolyn Hallum)& I were at the IP Homecoming Parade this afternoon when we heard the news. We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike makes up some good memories I have from high school. I pray that God continues to give each of you comfort & peace during this tragic time. Your family will continually be in our thoughts & prayers. Sincerely; Joy & Diana Diana Lyons-Visor, September 17, 2010 I met Michael through Steve Lee, he is a wonderful man and will be missed so much. He will be looking down on us and taking care of us. Love you Michael Bobby Chrisman, September 12, 2010 Caleb and Lisa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time. Monica Thornhill Jackson & Family Monica Thornhill Jackson, September 11, 2010 We both worked with Wendell at the Courthouse. He always talked about his children; how proud he was of Michael. Our deepest condolences Wendell to you and your family. Our hearts go out to Caleb. Our prayers and thoughts. Mitizi and Bob Brotherton Mitizi Brotherton, September 11, 2010 To the Bean family, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Michael was a great guy. May the Lord bless you in this difficult time. Kirk Denniston, September 11, 2010 Mr. Bean was my 4th grade history teacher and taught with my mother at Bradford Elm. He was a wonderful educator and a truly kind and gentle man. My favorite memory Of Mr. Bean was a day I got in trouble. I was told to read my history book, but I had Lord of the Rings open inside my textbook. He caught me and took the book from me. He looked at it and said, "Don't do it again, and I won't tell your mom." He never did. My mom never heard the story until I told her a few years ago. Thanks, Mr. Bean, for not ratting me out! You will be truly missed. Sarah Trotter Stewart, September 11, 2010 What a great loss to so many people. Michael touched so many lives with his humor, graciousness, and love. He was an excellent teacher. I was lucky to have been able to spend so many years teaching with him. He will be greatly missed. Tamara Dickerson, September 11, 2010 Wendell, Betty, and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Michael. Our hearts ache for you during this difficult time, and our prayers are will you in the days ahead. James, Jane Ann, and Shelby Rhoten James C Rhoten, September 11, 2010 I worked with Michael in Graham years ago. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great man. Stacy Lewis, September 10, 2010 Betty, Wendall & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was an inspiration to so many and a great teacher that touched so many young lives. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. God Bless all of you. Love and Prayers Connie & Jeff Jeff & Connie Nolen, September 10, 2010 For the suffering such a beautiful life endured, I am saddened. Because the life Mike lived touched the world so that my world was a better place, I am thankful. Mike is a hero among Iowa Park graduates simply for living his life and I thank God for him. Jay Yeakley, September 10, 2010 Michael's sister and I were friends in high school and I spent a lot of time in the Bean household and Michael was just like a kid brother. We also went to Texas Tech together for a while and shared rides back and forth from Lubbock to Iowa Park. Later, we crossed paths again in Graham, Texas. Miles come between, but memories and friendships last forever. Rest in peace Michael. God Bless. Jayne Beale, September 10, 2010 Bean Family, I am so sorry for you loss. I know that Michael was loved and will be missed. You are being lifted up in prayer and we are asking God to give you a uplifting of his love. with love, Deb Deb Frazier, September 10, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have been gone on vacation and got in last night. We didn't know until we read the paper this morning. If any of you need anything, just call. Jack and Ann Hayley, September 10, 2010 I had the privilege of taching 4th grade with Michael at City View. He was one of the most amazing teachers I ever worked with. His creativity was second to none. I so enjoyed working with him. We were even the BASAL BALL champions that year. I was so sad when I saw that he had passed. My condolences to all of his family, especially his son, Caleb. Susan Marie Robertson, September 10, 2010 Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Tommy & Sherry Hohenstein, September 10, 2010 Goodbye to a great friend and my deepest condolences to his wonderful family. The world will be a lessor place without him, but we will always have the memories of the great things he has done for us all. He and the Bean family have been of like a second family for many years. Mike, you will be missed. God Bless you for all you have done and given to us all. Shaun J Humphrey, September 10, 2010 TJ and Kaydee, We are so sorry for your loss. Your brother was my 4th grade social studies teacher and I can remember his class like it was yesterday. I can still hear his voice telling us about the all the cities in Texas. I can also remember all of us little girls giggling when he walked by. Mr. Bean is one of those teachers you never forget. Thorsten and Sara Mueller, September 10, 2010 Wow I heard this today and was floored, I feel like i found and lost a long lost brother, Wendell,Betty,Angel,TJ, my heart and prayers go out to you guys Mike and I spent many a childhood hour together and were lost after high school, I can only vision the kind of teacher he made...to his son my prayers your dad was a a great friend David J. Garner, September 10, 2010 We will miss Michael. He is with the Lord now. No more pain. No worries. He's rejoycing. Save a place for me Michael. I love you. Kathy Inman Michael Lee Bean, September 10, 2010 Mike was one of the nicest, sweetest people I had ever know. A great friend and person. What a great loss to everyone that ever knew him. Jana Ketchersid Zellner, September 10, 2010 Sorry for your loss...you family are in our prayers. James, Debbie, Rusty & Kayla Brixey Debbie Brixey, September 10, 2010 Betty,Wendell,and all your family. We will have to use this means to express our sympathy. We have so many good memories of Mike and all your family. Only sure advise or comment we can make is depend on God.Our heart aches at your loss.God gives strength all time. Love, The Woolseys PETE & mickey Woolsey, September 10, 2010 I'm so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My deepest condolences to his family, I will keep all of you in my prayers. Alisa Hicks Devenport, September 10, 2010 Betty, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I know it is a devastating time for you and all your family. Sincerely, Trish Clements Heskett Trish Heskett, September 10, 2010 Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Gayla Sullivan, September 10, 2010 The world has lost one their best. Michael was a true inspiration to me and one of the best friends I could have ever asked for. He will be sorely missed, but I'll cherish our memories forever. Rest in Peace my friend...... Steve Lee, September 10, 2010