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Bertha Thelma Bean

July 13, 1916 — February 11, 2015

Bertha Thelma Bean, age 98 of Astoria Oregon, passed away February 11, 2015 in Astoria. She was born July 31, 1916 in Oakland, CA. to John Jay and Marie Whilimenia Battage Riley. Bertha has lived in Sacramento and Bangor, CA. In 2000 she relocated to Astoria to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She met her husband to be, Albion Eugene Bean in Bangor, CA when he had just lost his home in a forest fire. Her husband Gene passed away in 1986. Bertha had a varied adventure in life. She helped her husband make shakes for roof, assisted in the lumber planeing mill and building their home. Her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, tending her flowers and baking. In her neighborhood she was known as the cookie lady. She also enjoyed her family. She is survived by her son Albion R. Bean and wife JoAnn Bean of Astoria, their children Chuck Bean of Astoria, John Bean of Dallas, TX. Bertha's daughter Bertha Thelma Ermintinger and husband Raymond LeRoy Ermintinger of Bangor, CA. their children Wanda Arnold and husband Forest Arnold of Bangor, CA. Darla Spoor of Oroville CA. Bertha has four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. There will be a private memorial for Bertha in Bangor CA. Please no Flowers. If you wish, please make donations to your favorite charity in Bertha Bean name.
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