Brenda Bean, 71

Brenda M. Bean, secretary-treasurer of Century Group Newspapers, died May 8, 2017, after a six-month battle with lung cancer.

She was co-owner of the group along with her husband, Jerry Bean, who was CNPA president in 2006-07. She also was a special education teacher for more than 30 years before retiring in 2009 and was active in civic affairs in the Redlands area.

Century Group Newspapers publishes six weekly community newspapers in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and has headquarters in Yucaipa.