It’s with a heavy heart that we share that Beth Andries lost her longtime battle with cancer on May 16. She was 51.Beth was a member of the chauffeured transportation industry for more than two decades. She ran Sedans, Inc. of Austin, Texas, with her ex-husband Sheldon Levin for a dozen years, but held various roles throughout her time in the industry, including chauffeur, affiliate manager, and dispatcher. She previously worked with Austin Elegant Sedans before it merged with Elegant Limousine and Charter in 2017, as well as Carey Limousine of Austin. After relocating to Las Vegas from her home state of Texas in 2017, she began working with Earth Limos & Buses as a senior chauffeur.
As a native Texan, she loved all things about the Lone Star State, including the UT Longhorns, and, of course, good Tex-Mex. She had a passion for horses (she owned them while living in Texas), and was a collector of model horses. But she’ll be best remembered for her sharp wit and indefatigable attitude. Even through her cancer battle, she remained positive, upbeat, and resolved. She was the baby of her family and is survived by her eight brothers and sisters.
Beth became a beloved member of the extended CD/NLA Show team as she worked various events for us for many years. Always ready, always smiling, and always willing to help, she was an infectiously funny and chronically optimistic addition to our staff. Even when our bodies were aching and our feet were screaming, she never failed to crack a joke and have us in stitches. More than just a co-worker, she was a friend to all of us, and she is sorely missed.
“I knew Beth for about 15 years. We were both Mexican food junkies, which was always a great time, but more than that, Beth was a good and honest friend and fun to hang out with and loved to make people laugh. She worked with me at Executive Las Vegas as a chauffeur and was always reliable—the dispatch staff appreciated her very much as she was always willing to help. We also worked together on industry training DVDs that did quite well. Beth got involved in the shows and was consistently a great go-to person when things needed to be managed. She truly loved being a part of this industry. Beth got to know Lou Castro from Earth Limos and signed on as a chauffeur, her last job. In her final days, Lou and I went to visit her several times at the hospital. Even then she loved to talk shop, doing the best she could with her upbeat attitude. As we have lost many industry friends over the years, Beth was one you will never forget if you knew her. RIP, my friend.” — David Hartson of Chauffeur Driven
“I met Beth many years ago at a trade show. She was an owner who couldn’t get enough information to become a better operator. She has worn many hats in the industry that she loved. I enjoyed every time I got together with her when our paths crossed; she was always so bubbly with her caring personality. Beth made you feel great with her uplifting attitude. Once she moved to Vegas I was blessed to spend a lot of time with her at shows and getting in that girl time. She was a wonderful and strong woman in this industry, and she always made my clients feel so special—that was her nurturing personality. She left us way too soon.” — Barbara Curtis of Two Step Total Transportation Worldwide
“Beth was one of the most helpful and selfless people I’ve ever had the joy of knowing. There wasn’t a job too big or too small and Beth always did it with a smile. She would be up at the crack of dawn directing attendees to wherever they needed to go and helping me clean up into the wee hours of the night. It will be really hard knowing that Beth won’t be there the next time we all get together for the show, but I know Beth’s spirit will be all around us. She loved our industry and loved being involved with our events. They were great because Beth had a part in them, and we will continue to create amazing events to make her proud.” — Jess Pavlow of the CD/NLA Show [CD0621]