Posted: Thu 12:06 PM, Jan 25, 2018
Funeral Home: Rasmussen Funeral Home
RUPERT – Edward Rodney (Eddy) Bean Sr., a 75-year-old Rupert resident, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley.
Eddy was born in Rupert, Idaho, February 17, 1942, to Lock & Julia Bean. He was the 4th son born in what would become a family of six children. Eddy joined the Army, where he spent time in Germany. He was honorably discharged after four years, returning to Rupert, He went to the Rupert Freewill Baptist Church growing up; it was there that he met and later married the love of his life, Phyllis Jean Bandy on November 19, 1965. Mom first liked him for his hot rod of a car. They had two children together, Laura Michelle (Donald) Bays of Havelock, North Carolina, and Edward Rodney Jr. (Terin) Bean of Rupert.
Eddy worked at the Boise Cascade corrugated box factory in Burley, along with operating the family farm in his spare time until 1985, spending most of his time in the Die Room, until he retired in October of 1999. He lived for 41 years in the house he built, in 1976, on the 20-acre family farm. He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and cutting down 75-foot pine trees to use as firewood. Eddy was always willing to help friends and family with everything he could, including building barns, garages, shops and many other things.
Eddy was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, in 2016; his parents; and two brothers, Bob, and David.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley with Pastor Terry Bell officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.
A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the local VFW.