Estella "Fay" Bean passed away February 17, 2022 at her home in West Valley City, Utah.

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Fay was born on April 18, 1928 in Tooele, Utah to Vernan and Ada Hokanson Farnworth.

She married David William Bean on June 19, 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Fay was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she held positions in every organization, including two times as Relief Society President. Fay and David served a full-time leadership mission in Alabama, Baton-Rouge Louisianna Mission from 1984-1985.

She loved to sing and took great joy in her many years of membership in the in the Singing Mothers and the Keynotes singing groups. She made many lifetime friends there. She expressed her artistic nature through making wedding cakes for her friends and family; knitting and crocheting; sewing; quilting and creating a variety of stained-glass projects, which she promptly gave away. She loved her flowers and vegetable gardens. She always made fruit leather, which her grandchildren became addicted to. Her crowning glory were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

She is survived by her children; Bonnie (Bruce) Snider, Leland (Kathy) Bean, Arvin (Nancy) Bean, Thomas (Sandra) Bean, 29 Grandchildren, and 56 Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband; David William Bean, son; Larry David Bean, her parents and all of her siblings.

An evening viewing will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meetinghouse located at 5000 West Pavant Avenue in West Valley City, Utah. A daytime viewing will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the same location with a funeral service to begin at 12:00 PM at the church.  Interment will immediately follow at the Memorial Redwood Cemetery located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. Services will also be live-streamed:



Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5000 West Pavant Avenue
West Valley City, UT 84128


Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5000 West Pavant Avenue
West Valley City, UT 84128

Funeral Service

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5000 West Pavant Avenue
West Valley City, UT 84128

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 22, 2022

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Fay was my mother's best friend. They were in the Keynotes together. They would make candy together, make quilts, and do canning. My mother was a convert to the church and Fay was the best example of being a true christian. She extended her knowledge and hands to helping teach each one of my moms children (8 of us) learn to cook, quilt, and to become better individuals. We have been blessed to have known her. From daughter number 5 of Bonnie Pugh.

Merlynn Lindly Feb 27, 2022

What a beautiful lady, inside and out!

Paula White , Tucson , AZ, US Feb 23, 2022


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    Picture taken by a granddaughter