Elizabeth Lucas


Elizabeth Pearl Lucas, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in Fort Worth.

A memorial service will be held at Johnson Street Church of Christ in San Angelo on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. It was Betty’s desire to donate her body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to further the education of young doctors.

Elizabeth, born in Prescott, Ariz. on July 9, 1928, was the only child of Reese Ernest Davis and Pearl Agnes Buss Davis. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1946, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from San Jose State University in 1949 and completed her Masters in Education at Angelo State University in 1982. She married Kenneth Lucas on April 15, 1950 in Los Gatos, Calif.

Betty and Ken began their family in California, and enjoyed family life at their homes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Albuquerque, N.M. and San Angelo. She was a dedicated schoolteacher in both California and Texas. Betty and Ken relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in 2012.

Betty was a longtime active member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the San Angelo Retired Teachers Association and the Concho Valley Republican Women.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ken Lucas, of Fort Worth; her children, Tom Lucas of Foothills Ranch, Calif., Dan Lucas and wife Lynn of West Richland, Wash., Mitch Lucas and wife Sarilyn of Granbury, John Lucas and wife Teresa of Peoria, Ariz., Anne Hettick and husband Michael of Wall, and daughter-in-law Gayla Lucas of Livermore, Calif.; her grandchildren, Julie Enlow and husband Jeremy of Weatherford, Reese Lucas and wife Jackie of Everett, Mass., Laura Palekar and husband Nikhil of Arlington, Va., Brett Lucas and wife Erica of West Richland, Wash., Amanda Lucas of London, England, Greg Lucas of Seattle, Wash., Michael Hettick II of Dallas, Andrew Hettick of Lubbock, Alex Lucas of Phoenix, Ariz., Benjamin Hettick of Wall, and Lauren Lucas and Avery Lucas, both of Peoria, Ariz; her great-grandchildren, Noah Enlow, Elizabeth Enlow and Clara Enlow, all of Weatherford; several cousins and a multitude of friends near and far.

Memorial donations may be made to Rust Street Ministries, 803 Rust St., San Angelo, TX, 76903 or Ruth’s Place Clinic, PO Box 1571, Granbury, TX, 76048.