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In Memoriam: Dennis W. Bean (July 6, 1942 – Dec. 12, 2021)

Dennis Bean of Silverton passed away on Dec. 12, 2021 at the age of 79.

Dennis was born in Mount Angel, Oregon, to William and Ann Bean.  He grew up in Mount Angel, and graduated from Mt. Angel Prep in 1960. Dennis attended the University of Portland and was a pitcher on the Pilots baseball team. He graduated with a business degree in 1964 and made lifelong friends there. Dennis went on to earn a J.D. from Willamette College of Law.

Dennis practiced law in Oregon for 50 years. He was an attorney in Salem, and then started his own firm in Silverton.  He served as the City Attorney for Silverton for 25 years.

Dennis was a man of integrity and he always tried to do the right thing. He was quick to laugh and loved to tease family and friends and gave every one of his friends a nickname. Dennis was a master gardener and loved to fish and golf. He was an avid sports fan and never met a bet he didn’t like. He loved to attend live sporting events of all kinds, especially when a family member was playing.

Dennis was an excellent father, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, and friend. Family always came first in his life. He is survived by his daughter, Julee (Dylan) Moxness of Portland; grandson, Fletcher Moxness, of Portland; sisters Gayle (Jerry) Milliron and Joyce Wolfard; a large extended family; and countless friends.

A Rosary for Dennis was held at Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Angel, followed by a Funeral Mass.  Contributions may be sent to University of Portland Baseball or Silverton High School Athletic Department. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel.

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