Elizabeth (Beth) Austin, was born December 13, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Elsie Austin of Mobile, Alabama.
At the age of 6, she entered Holy Angels School for Downs Syndrome children. This school was started by the Sisters of Our Sorrows in Clark, LA and later moved to a new location in Shreveport, LA. Beth was a resident there for the remainder of her life. She was active in sports and won medals as a gymnast in the Special Olympics. She loved swimming and enjoyed the high dive. Using her skills at knitting, she made afghans for a money raising project for her school. Making angel wings for the angel dolls was another project which she enjoyed. She looked forward to her visits to Mobile with her parents and sister. She was fun loving and spirited and will be missed by all who knew her.
Beth is survived by her sister, Susan Layman of Mobile, her step sister, Teresa (Jimmy) French of Mobile, step brother Larry (Cindy) Layman of Plano, Texas, an aunt, Ann Clark and uncle John Hudgens (Debra) and cousins.
Beth leaves her love and gratitude to the sisters and caregivers at Holy Angels. Donations will be accepted at Holy Angels School Memorial Fund 10450 Ellerbe Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10 AM. Visitation will start at 9 AM.