Edward (Ed) a long-time resident of Emmett Idaho was the first of 3 sons born on a homestead in Sweet Idaho to Rolland E. and Pearl S. Bean. He grew up in Sweet and Emmett attending Emmett grade and high schools. He worked locally in the Emmett orchards prior to entering service at the age of 18 in the US Army during WW2.
He served from 1943 to 1946 in the 2766th Engineering Battalion Photomapping Co. making maps for the western pacific war effort. He was stationed in Portland Oregon, and the Philippines obtaining the rank of T-4.
After his release from the military, he returned home to Emmett to work for Boise Payette Lumber Company, before attending New Castle Jewelry school in Pennsylvania. Here he expanded his career from map-making to include clock, jewelry making and repair.
After schooling he obtained employment with Molenaar’s jewelry from 1949 to 1960 located in Boise. He Married Annabeth N. Thomson during this time and had 3 sons.
He faithfully attended church his entire life most notably with the Collister Bible Hall in Boise and was associated with Ken Reese and People of the Godmobiles.
In 1960 to 1961 he was employed with Aerial Mapping Company in Boise, and in 1962 he took on employment with the US Forrest Service and moved to Missoula Montana until 1968 when he returned to Emmett. Here he started Snappy Manufacturing Company and operated a machine shop. He worked well into his retirement years repairing clocks, jewelry and watches in the Boise Nampa and Emmett area.
Edward is survived by 3 sons, David, Glenn, and Dan. 4 grandchildren, Shannon, Renee, Angela, and Josiah. 3 great grandchildren, Cassandra, Stephanie, and Sara.1 great great grandson Gunnar, and several nieces and nephews.
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