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In Memory of

Beth Locklear

December 15, 1956 - June 7, 2015

Obituary


Elizabeth, who went by Beth, Rivas-Locklear, 58, passed away on June 7, 2015 at her home after a short but courageously fought battle with pancreatic cancer. In the moment of her passing she was surrounded by her soulmate Harley and numerous family members. She touched many lives in her short time here and left behind a void that cannot be filled. She is greatly missed by so many people.

Beth earned her bachelor's degree in education at Oklahoma State University in 1997 and began her Spanish teaching career in the Stillwater, Oklahoma school system....

Elizabeth, who went by Beth, Rivas-Locklear, 58, passed away on June 7, 2015 at her home after a short but courageously fought battle with pancreatic cancer. In the moment of her passing she was surrounded by her soulmate Harley and numerous family members. She touched many lives in her short time here and left behind a void that cannot be filled. She is greatly missed by so many people.

Beth earned her bachelor's degree in education at Oklahoma State University in 1997 and began her Spanish teaching career in the Stillwater, Oklahoma school system. In 1999 the family temporarily moved to Austin, Texas where she taught at Pearce Middle School. Later that year the family moved to Cedar Park, Texas where she taught at Cedar Park High School. In 2007 she transferred to Leander High School where she taught until the time of her diagnosis, four months before her passing. She was often involved with extracurricular activities for her students such as Spanish Club and The Pan American Student Forum of Texas. She was a mentor and friend to many at all the schools for which she worked.

Beth is survived by her husband of 38 years, Harley Locklear III; two sons, Eric Locklear and Harley Locklear IV; daughter, Courtney Locklear; three grandchildren, Kaitlynn Locklear, Jensen Locklear, and Penny Elizabeth Locklear; mother Enriqueta Robles-Rivas; brothers, Danny Rivas, Luis Rivas, David Rivas and William Rivas; and sister Delia Rivas.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Beth's honor to pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Some options are pancan.org, pancreatic.org and npcf.us.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, Texas 78750. A funeral service will be held the following day at 1pm, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills.

To share your memories and condolences with Elizabeth's family, please visit www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.