Mrs. Mae Hammitt Bean, widow of the late Fred C. Bean, and member of a prominent pioneer family of Lane County, died suddenly at her home at 579 Ninth Avenue East yesterday [January 6, 1927] at 5 o’clock at the age of 61 years.

Besides her two stepchildren, Rupert S. Bean, in the United States naval radio service, and Mrs. Hortense Rowland of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Bean is survived by four sisters and five brothers as follows: Mrs. W. C. Seavey of Eugene, Harry B. Hammitt and Ralph G. Hammitt of the Mohawk Valley, Marvin L. Hammitt of Los Angeles, Claude C. Hammitt of Aptos, Cal., Mrs. H. R. Presnoll of Salem, Mrs. F. H. Barger and Miss Grace Hammitt of Eugene and J. H. Hammitt of Santa Clara. Mrs. Hammitt was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

Mrs. Bean was born near the present site of Lassen Station on the outskirts of Eugene, July 31, 1866, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Hammitt. She had lived in and near Eugene all her life. She was married to Fred C. Bean in June, 1909, previous to her marriage was a graduate nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.

Funeral arrangements are being made at the Veatch Chapel and will be announced later.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman