Luzelle Beene

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Carrie Luzelle Beene, 96, of Kingwood passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Graveside services are Friday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock with son-in-law, Gordon Lockett of Frost officiating. Music will be provided by her grandchildren and their spouses. Visit, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for Luzelle’s family.

Luzelle was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, on March 19, 1922, to Daniel and Jinnie Bryan. She started school in Vici, Oklahoma, at the age of five and graduated from Littlefield High School in 1938. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 1941 from West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon. She later received a master’s degree from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.

Luzelle taught school in Wheeler, Floydada, Groom, Amarillo, Claude, Canadian, Stamford, and Hillsboro. She also served as a special education diagnostician in Stamford, Gorman, and Nixon.

Luzelle married Woodie Eugene Beene of Vaughan on June 1, 1954. Woodie was also an educator, and together they shared a love of learning and teaching for many years in Texas schools.

Another passion of Luzelle‘s was church work. She was active in Sunday school and missions. Other interests included quilting, cooking, antiquing, and genealogy.

“Beene-Beene” will be remembered by family and friends as hardworking, caring, and loving, always thinking of others before herself. She was especially fond of spending time with her great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and brother, Joe Dan Bryan of Spearman.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Lockett and husband, Gordon of Frost; son, Richard Beene and wife, Mercedes of Sun City; granddaughter, Jaryn San Miguel and husband, Dusty of Kingwood; grandson, Joshua Lockett and wife, Autumn of Norman, Oklahoma; great grandchildren Ava, Levin, Ardyn, Hugo and Ingrid.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Southwestern Care Assisted Living of Kingwood for their loving care.


In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Luzelle’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church, 403 North Texas Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140.


4 thoughts on “Luzelle Beene”

  1. Sherry Lockett Carruth

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Beene-Beene was a sweetheart to us all. God be with you!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. We wish we could be there with you now to share remembrances. We know there is much joy in those memories mixed with today’s tears. Luzelle was a very caring, loving lady who gave of herself to so many. While we will miss her dearly, we know she has made it home to be with her Lord and those she loved who preceeded her there.

    With love,
    Lorinda, Malia, Scott, Marsha and family

  3. My memories of this lovely lady go way back. She always treated me with kindness and generosity and made me feel like a part of the family. Judy, we’ve both been blessed to have our sweet mommas for a long time and I’m sure there will be a void in your heart. But, as our moms have taught us, in the sweet by and by, we will meet on that beautiful shore. My prayer is for you and all of your family to find comfort and peace in your memories and hope through your faith. Wish I had known about the service before today, as I would have tried to come. My mom and sister, Karen, send their condolences as well.

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