Florence Mabel Suzanne Bean
Sep 11, 1925 - Oct 26, 2016
Mrs. Florence M. S. Bean died quietly at her home on October 26, 2016, in Sacramento, CA, at the age of 91.
Florence is survived by her children, Pamela Power and Susan Lea; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Gladys Farrar.
Florence Mabel Suzanne Loftus was born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to Mr. & Mrs. George W. H. Loftus. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1947 with a degree in World History. She married Herbert M. Bean and they welcomed their first daughter into the world in 1954. They settled in Sacramento and Florence began her career as a schoolteacher. In 1959, their second daughter was born. Her children remember her as a strong, giving mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Florence was an intellectual, witty woman who loved to learn and was passionate about teaching. During her 33-year career she taught at Peter Lassen and Fern Bacon Jr. High schools. In retirement, she was an active and dedicated member of multiple social clubs including The Order of the Eastern Star, The Daughters of the Nile, Tuesday Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Friends are welcome to attend a visitation on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4 -8 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, and a Funeral Service on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2 pm at East Lawn Andrew and Greilich, 3939 Fruitridge Road. Internment at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park and a reception to follow at her daughter, Pamela’s, home in Sacramento. All are invited to celebrate Florence’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. The family would like to thank her primary physician, Dr. Linda Woo, as well as the team at Sutter Health.
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA