Fund to Help Bean Family

Written by Estero Bay News

June 3, 2022

The community can help three children who lost their father last month after their mother died two years prior.

Eric Paul Bean, 49, of Los Osos, passed away on May 18 and Kacie Lehua Bean, his wife, died in late 2019. The couple met at Morro Bay High, when Kacie was 14 and Eric was 16. They leave behind their three children, Shannon, Sydney, and Spencer.

According to a Go Fund Me account set up by Jill Brown (, the children were left with “various expenses: a high mortgage, a memorial stone with a plot, cremation costs, a service, costs for groceries during this time, car payments, utilities, etc. 

“I’m hoping that the community can help pitch in, so that Eric’s children can grieve properly without having to worry about financial stressors and foreclosure of their father’s home. I want to emphasize, that any amount counts and it all adds up! All funds will go directly to the Bean children.”

The Bean’s were described as being known for “spreading love, warmth, and fun where ever they went. They were always happy to help those in need whether that was loaning money, offering jobs, and providing people with a home to stay in.” 

The children want to have a service for both Eric and Kacie, since they were unable to have one for their mom previously.

The funding goal is $30,0000. As of May 27, a little over $26,000 in donations had been made.

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