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.