Carol Allred Bean

November 14, 2018


Carol Allred Bean, 83, of Walkersville, MD, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 8, 2018. She was born September 27, 1935 in Provo, UT to Theras Orson and Florence Rheuamah (Porter) Allred, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in education. A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she left Provo in 1958 to serve as a full-time missionary in the South Australia Mission. While there she met another missionary who would become very important to her, Vern Ellis Bean. After they both returned home, they dated and became engaged. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 6, 1961. Carol raised four children, traveled the world with her husband, and lived her faith, serving as Relief Society President, Primary President, and counselor in the Young Women’s Presidency. She faithfully supported her husband as he served as a counselor and then a bishop for a total of 15 years. She was a respected and talented musician, teaching music at the Maryland School for the Deaf, and playing both organ and piano at church. She enjoyed volunteering in the TOPS Club, Frederick chapter. She taught her children by her own example that true joy is found in service.

Carol is survived by her husband, Vern, of the home, and her sisters Elaine Hawkins of Mission Viejo, CA and Joye Cluff (Rulon) of Provo, UT. She is also survived by her four children, Gregory Bean (Donita) of Corning, NY, Scot Bean (Lisa) of Loveland, CO, Charis Duke (David) of Philadelphia, PA, and Laura, of the home, nine grandchildren, Emily Crandell (Adam), Jared Bean, Trevor Bean (Rachelle), Joshua Bean (MacKenzie), Sarah Knechtel (Wyatt), Spencer Bean, Catherine Streeter (Andrew), Benjamin Duke, and Sylvia Duke, and two great-grandchildren, Milo and Jack Streeter.

The funeral will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1811 Latham Drive, Frederick, MD. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery immediately following. Flowers welcome at Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home.

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