Tina LaRive

December 13, 1959 - December 31, 2019

Tina LaRive

Tina LaRive, 60, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born to Lillian Roy Smith and Albert Earl Smith, on December 13, 1959, in Beaumont.

She is survived by her husband, Adam LaRive, of Beaumont; daughter, Christina Frye and her husband, Chris, of Corpus Christi and Rachel Locondo and her husband, Carlos, of Austin; son, Charles Leftwich and his wife, Emilee, of Katy; sister, Linda Dlouhy and her husband, Gary, of Baytown; brother, Dwight Smith and his wife, Jennifer, of Dallas; sister-in-law, Becky Fontenot and her husband, Austin, of Vidor; grandchildren, Maycee Frye, Cambree Frye, Caden Leftwich, Owen Leftwich, and Judson Leftwich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Roy Smith and Albert Earl Smith; brothers, James Broussard, Duncan Fuselier, and Daryll Fuselier; grandparents, Thelma Christine Smith and Charles Albert Smith; and granddaughter, Breeannah Frye.

A gathering of Mrs. LaRive’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion Hospice, 3775 Milam Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, January 03, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, January 03, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (17)

  • Dee Dee Fuller

    22 January 2020 at 03:15 | #

    I wasn't aware Tina was sick or in the hospital. I send my prayers to her family and to Adam. I am so sorry for you loss.


  • Henry and Jo Ann Hansen

    03 January 2020 at 01:01 | #

    Tina was never one to be subtle. She had a ferocity about her that took a little gettin' used to. But it was that gusto that left an impression on people, and the lucky few she allowed into her world will miss her all the more for her being the way she was. She was the ultimate "Momma Bear" - fearless and protective, but with a heart as big as the sky. You can count Jo Ann and I among those who will miss her big personality, her friendship, her companionship, and her cherry pie. Okay, maybe it's mostly me that'll miss her cherry pie.. But that's only because not many others have had it! We'll hear her laugh echoing in our hearts, and see her in the faces of those who loved her the most forever. Much love to Adam and all those she touched. God's peace to us all..


  • Mike and Diane Parrett

    03 January 2020 at 00:48 | #

    Tina was easy to love. She loved life and it was contagious!!
    Will miss her deeply but blessed to have known her.


  • Robert Avalos

    02 January 2020 at 23:10 | #

    Adam, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Teri/Danny Hebert

    02 January 2020 at 20:40 | #

    Sending prayers for you Adam. Just hold on to those memories! We are here if you need anything at all.


  • Betty Richey

    02 January 2020 at 20:33 | #

    So sorry to hear Tina died. I always enjoyed seeing her at Manning’s. I also knew her as Charles mother when our kids were in school. More recently my husband and I shopped at Kroger and always enjoyed her helping us and talking to her. She would open up a lane for us. We would talk about our children and grandchildren. She really loved her family! I even saw her husband there a couple of times. I have missed. seeing her at Kroger. The last time I ran into her she was only working for Hospice. She liked all of her jobs. She was was a wonderful lady and seemed to love life. I am very sorry for your loss.


  • Traci Fowler

    02 January 2020 at 20:13 | #

    I remember Tina fondly from many years ago in healthcare marketing.. so very sorry to hear of her passing.



    02 January 2020 at 17:06 | #

    Adam my heart goes out to you and your family .


  • Joseph Silvestrini

    02 January 2020 at 12:22 | #

    Adam, my condolences go out to you and your family. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Gina Werner

    02 January 2020 at 00:42 | #

    Adam, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Tom Peterson

    01 January 2020 at 23:09 | #

    Your essence will remain in the hearts of so many.


  • Faye Liebermann

    01 January 2020 at 21:53 | #

    My heart & prayers go out to the family. Such unexpected death is especially difficult & may my grandson Chris be strong for beloved wife, Christina & my great granddaughters Maycee & Cambree. Sending prayers to all from my family in Kentucky.


  • Meleissa Rutledge. Bernhart

    01 January 2020 at 19:14 | #

    My deepest sympathy to Adam and the family. My God be with you at this time


  • Mr. Mrs Charles Nixon

    01 January 2020 at 19:05 | #

    Adam Chuck and I are devastated to her of Tina Passing; we are so sorry for your lose you will be in our prayers may God give you strength doing this time in your life .

    Annette and Chuck


  • Ralph Massey

    01 January 2020 at 18:14 | #

    Tina was always such a sweetheart . She taught me how to two step and polka. I'm forever grateful for meeting and knowing her


  • Karen Carlton

    01 January 2020 at 16:05 | #

    Tina - you will be missed ...Your smile and friendship will always be in my cherished memories-enjoyed watching you and Adam dancing and your love for each other. Adam so sorry for your loss......


  • Sherry Lyons Shell

    01 January 2020 at 03:48 | #

    Adam,Rachael and family, our thoughts
    and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time.. asking God to put His loving arms around you and comfort you.


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