Larry L. Bean
November 17, 1939 – February 19, 2021
Larry Lee Bean of Westminster, Colorado passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 81, following complications of Alzheimer’s. Larry was born in Lake City, Iowa on November 17, 1939 to parents, Marvin Dale Bean and Opal Mae Bean. He grew up near Yetter, IA with his brother Jerry. They rode their pony to a one room school house that was a mile from their farm. His parents moved to a farm near Lohrville, IA in 1949 where he attended Lohrville Community School and graduated from Lohrville High School in 1958. He served in the Army National Guard from 1958 thru 1964.
Larry loved animals and farming and was an active member of the Top Rail Saddle Club in Lake City. After High School, Larry met Loretta Webb from Lake City and they were married in September 1960. Together they farmed near Lohrville from 1960 to 1964 where their daughter Kim and son Randy were born. In 1964 they moved to Bloom City, Wisconsin where they bought a dairy farm. During this time their daughter, Toni was born. In 1968, they moved back to Lohrville, IA where he farmed and their son Corey was born. From 1968 to 1974, he worked for multiple Pamida-Gibson stores in Blair, NE and Carroll, IA as Assistant and General Managers. In 1975, Larry and Lori moved to Charles City, IA where they worked and managed a Pamida store and bought a farm near Nashua, Iowa.
In 1977 Larry and Lori divorced and Larry continued farming until 1982. Larry quit farming in 1982 and moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked for Frontier Controls as a sales representative with his brother Jerry. While in Denver, Larry met Jackie in 1987 and they moved to Iowa in 1989 where they bought a farm near Nashua. Jackie and Larry were married on May 18, 1991 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua. They farmed near Nashua until 2002 and then moved to Burlington, CO where Larry retired and worked part-time for a large rancher and car transporter. Larry and Jackie moved to Denver in 2012 where they made their retirement home in Westminster, CO. Larry’s passion was dairy farming and playing cards. He also loved golfing, backpacking, skiing, and gambling at the Casinos in Central City and Blackhawk, CO. He was a big sports fan and loved the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets. Larry will be missed by his wife, family and poker playing buddies.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Opal Bean. Larry is survived by Jackie, his wife of 30 years; his children, Kim (Mark) Booker of Arvada, CO; Randy Bean of Rhome, TX; Toni McLelland of Grand Prairie, TX; and Corey (Kesha) Bean of Cedar Falls, IA; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 stepchildren, Irene and Ricky; 2 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren; his brother Jerry (Lirva) of Steamboat Springs, CO and niece Jennifer of Denver, CO. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 10:00 -11:00 AM. There will be a graveside service at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery for the immediate family members only on Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 AM.
The family would like to thank the staff of the ICU at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, CO for their attentive care during his short stay.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Larry L. Bean
Kris Kennebeck nagl
February 24, 2021
I want to give our sympathy from Bud and rest of the Kennebeck family. Larry always had a smile on his face when he would come around . I am sure mom hugged him as he arrived. Hugs
Tom and Kathy Shoemaker
February 24, 2021
We played poker with Larry for many years and always enjoyed his company. He was one of the truly nice people we know, always good-natured and with a good sense of humor at the poker table. He liked to say that his chances to win were “slim and none.” We will miss the chance to play with him again. Condolences to Jackie and the rest of Larry’s family.