Jay Snider posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about Bean's passing. As her personal trainer, I saw her three times a week for almost 7 years. I always looked forward to my time with her, and not just because she was a hard worker in the gym. She was smart and funny and endlessly fascinating and I truly considered her my friend.
Penny Hummel posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Bean was a remarkable woman and I will never forget her. We met when I was overseeing the Chautauqua program at the Oregon Council for the Humanities and she was a member of our statewide speaker's bureau, giving talks on her beloved Karel Capek. Bean and I became friends and she taught me so much about pursuing one's passions and intellectual interests and how to live a rich and cultured life. A truly beautiful spirit. She will be missed.
John Witte posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this remarkable person, and literary friend, Bean Comrada. I had the pleasure of working with Bean on articles on Karel Capek that appeared in Northwest Review, which I was editing at the time. I found her (and her articles) utterly charming. Disarmingly so. I later invited her to visit my class in literary editing, where she wowed the students with her energy and obvious delight in the work of translation. I would see Bean around town, and each encounter would be as if the sun appeared from behind clouds. I will remember her always as ebullient, sparkling, and even a bit naughty. Thoreau wrote in his Journals that we cannot know, until they die, whether a friend or even family member, moves closer to you, or farther from you. Bean has moved closer.
Amanda Powell & Dianne Dugaw lit a candle
Monday, November 9, 2020
Bean was a bright light in our lives for 30 years. Brilliant, funny, unremittingly positive, and so generous. We're missing her already.
Sally Weaver posted a condolence
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Bean was my dear friend for more than half a century. She was a bright and informative presence at our book club meetings. We were fortunate to be able to access fine translations of Capek and learn about his life and work from her. I will always miss our lunches; her cheerfulness, inquisitive attitude and her brilliant mind.
Christine Krygier posted a condolence
Sunday, November 8, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of remarkable Bean. I was privileged to know her through the Professional Women's Network. The word that comes to mind when I think of her is sparkling. She always had a beautiful smile and enthusiasm that just seemed to bubble over. She made a difference to a lot of people. Wishing you peace as you mourn for her. Christine
The family of Norma Jeanne Comrada uploaded a photo
Friday, November 6, 2020