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 Vernon Wayne Bean

Vernon Wayne Bean

Warren, Carbon County, Montana, USA
Death 29 Nov 1984 (aged 51)
Bellevue, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Bellevue, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 11377276 · View Source
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Vern was the 5th of eight child born to Maynard Solomon Bean, Jr. and Anna Caroline (Darrow). Vern married Carol Ann Bibler in 1955 and together they had four children: Victoria Lynette, Kenneth Maynard, Scott Wayne and Randall Steven.

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Vernon Bean, 51, the ‘best math teacher'

Vernon Bean, 51, Franklin High School math teacher for the past 18 years, passed away prior to the holidays. For a time, he was also Franklin's baseball coach. Bean was known for his excellence as a teacher and his humanitarian work.
Franklin has established a Vernon Bean scholarship to be awarded on an annual basis. Donations to the scholarship may be sent to the school in care of Principal, 3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd., Seattle, 98144.
A memoriam to Bean appeared in the school newspaper, the Franklin Tolo, and is reprinted here with the school's permission. It was written by senior Shannon Gaffney, a Tolo reporter.

By Shannon Gaffney

(From Franklin 'Tolo' - Franklin High School - Seattle, Wash. - December 20, 1984)

I first heard about Mr. Bean in my freshman year. "Don't take him", I was told. "He'll flunk you". Another student warned me that he was "scary". By the time I was a sophomore and ready to take Mr. Bean's class I was scared of a teacher I had never met.
In his classroom I found that some of what I had heard was true. Mr. Bean was an intimidating man and had very strict rules governing his classroom. However, I also learned something that others knew but had never told me.
Mr. Bean was an excellent teacher who cared a great deal about his students. He never underestimated the intelligence of his students, although we sometimes felt he over estimated it. While his classroom manner could be brusque, he was always there before school, after school or during lunch to explain something for as long as was necessary. Regardless of his mood, he always had a smile and a hello if he met a student in the hall.
Mr. Bean had many health problems, most quite serious. In my mind I know it is better for him now, for he no longer suffers. It is hard to reconcile that in my heart, however, because I miss him.
Not all students who had Mr. Bean liked him, and not all Franklin students took Mr. Bean. For me, who both took and liked Mr. Bean, I will always remember him. He is the best math teacher I've ever had, and also one of the nicest. He may no longer be here but he still exists through his students. Not only was he my teacher, he gave a little of himself to me and to all his students, and those little bits of Mr. Bean will always live on.
In 1985, Vernon was one of 130 exceptional teachers, nominated for the First Annual Excellence Awards. These awards were established by the Seattle Committee for Excellence in Education.

Bellevue Journal American, Bellevue, WA
November 30, 1984

Vernon Wayne Bean

Bellevue, Wash.—Vernon Wayne Bean was a school teacher for Franklin High School in Seattle School District for over 20 years.
Mr. Bean, 51, died Thursday in Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
He was very active in National Little League and a member of Washington Horse Breeders Association and past president and current secretary of Bellevue East Hills Lyon Club.
Survivors include his wife Carol; a daughter, Victoria Beckett of Redmond; two sons, Scott W. Bean of Everett and Randall S. of Corpus Christi, Texas; three brothers, Richard D. of Lakeside, Mont., Thomas F. of Payette, Idaho and Ernest K. of Great Falls, Mont.; a sister, Sharon Reinhardt of Montrose, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greens Bellevue Funeral Home in Bellevue.

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