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Hiromi M. Bean
January 31, 1942–November 10, 2018

Hiromi M. Bean, 76, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. She was born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan to Shinko and Kimie (Tomihira) Miyashiki.

She went to college in Tokyo. After she graduated, she went back to Okinawa, where she met Jim Bean, who was serving in the United States Marine Corps. They married in 1966 in Okinawa. After James Jr. was born, they moved to Forest Grove in 1970.

Hiromi M. Bean



Hiromi worked to gain her U.S. Citizenship. She became a proud American in 1972 and an active Republican. Hiromi and Jim lived in the Portland area for a few years, then moved to Sweet Home in 1978, where Jim was a police officer and city councilman.

Hiromi was an avid reader. She loved the Sweet Home Library. She was active in donating to and supporting the Jim Bean Memorial Bikes and Helmets Safety Fair.

Hiromi was very involved in the Linn County Republican Party for several years. She was very proud of her granddaughter, Jasmine Bean, who received a nursing degree. She was happy to attend her graduation. She was very pro education. She felt that a good education was a great equalizer.

Hiromi is survived by son James Bean and his wife, Patty, of Carson City, Nevada; sister Chizuko and her husband, Rutherford, of Sanger, California; grandchildren Jasmine Bean and Kelsey Raulston; nephew Steven Waenke; and niece MaryJo Gonzalez.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bean, in 2010.

A celebration of Hiromi's life will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, at Sweet Home Subway.

In lieu of a flowers, please donate in Hiromi’s name to Sweet Home Public Library.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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