FARMINGTON — Beulah E. Bean, 96, of Stratton, widow of Olon J. Bean, passed away on Feb. 2, at the Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center, where she had been a patient for 2 1/2 years.

Beulah was born in Kingfield, March 19, 1914, one of three children born to Glen C. Ellis and Gladys M. Hoyt Ellis. Her mother died in the flu epidemic and Beulah along with her younger brother and younger sister lived with their maternal grandparents in East New Portland, where Beulah attended school for the early years of her life.

In the summers, the three children lived with their paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Ellis in Kingfield. Later, Glen Ellis brought his family together to live with him next door to his parents home in Kingfield. Beulah then attended school in Kingfield.

On Dec. 15, 1928, she married Olon Bean of Industry in Kingfield and they lived in Industry where their son Vernon Glen Bean was born. Later, they moved to Dead River and built a home next to Olon’s father’s home. Their daughter Gladys M. was born soon after and they lived in Dead River until their son was to attend high school. They moved to Flagstaff during the school years that their children were in high school and moved back to Dead River every summer.

Unfortunately, the year that her daughter graduated from high school, the whole area was flooded out with what is now Flagstaff Lake. Beulah and Olon moved to Stratton at the north end of the new lake and made their home there until Olon passed away in April 1970. Beulah married J. Berube later and that marriage ended in a divorce.

For more than 25 years, Beulah worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the offices of Stratton, Eustis and Kingfield.

She is survived by her beloved son, Vernon and his wife, Joan, of Rangeley; her daughter, Gladys Waz of Bristol, Conn.; grandchildren, Vernon O. Bean, Glen Bean, Nathan Bean and Katherine Pietrowicz; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Olon; her grandson, Capt. Ricky Bean USAF; her sister, Evelyn Abbott; and her brother, Raymond W. Ellis.

The family would like to thank the staff at Orchard Park for the excellent care while Beulah was there.

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