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Joyce Lorraine Moneyhon Bean

Obituary for Joyce Lorraine Moneyhon Bean

Helped start Fair on the Square, 40-year bank employee

A memorial service for Joyce Lorraine Moneyhon Bean, 88,Huntsville, will be conducted   Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 2pm at Huntsville Church of Christ, 3737 Hwy 30 West, Huntsville, TX 77340.

She passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 after a brief bout of pneumonia. She was born in Fort Stockton, Texas on Dec.20, 1929 to T.J. and Verna Moneyhon. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Bean, her parents, her sister, her sister’s husband, and her sister’s son.

Joyce lived in Houston growing up and moved to Huntsville with her parents during her senior year in high school. She graduated from Huntsville High School and attended Sam Houston State University for two years. She had already been hired by First National Bank of Huntsville, where she was employed for the next 40 years,

Joyce had many other interests besides her banking career. She became an expert in cross stitching, helped start Fair on the Square and many other community activities. Joyce did not have any family of her own, but loved having Neil’s family visit, especially for fish fries! She was a great cook and loved to have friends over for cook outs. They loved to entertain.

Joyce was a kind, quiet soul with a creative mind. She loved the outdoors and working in her yard with her flowers. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., P O Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950 or Fosters Home for Children, 1779 N Graham St, Stephenville, TX 76401 or any charity of your choice.

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial condolences may be made to the family  www.shmfh.com


About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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