Beru Whitesun Lars was a Tatooinian woman who raised Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Galactic Republic and was the wife of Owen Lars. Coming from a long line of moisture farmers, Beru grew up near Mos Eisley on Tatooine. On a trip to Anchorhead, she met Owen Lars, the son of another moisture farmer, Cliegg Lars. Beru and Owen fell in love, and Beru later became part of the Lars family.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Owen's step-mother, Shmi Skywalker Lars, was kidnapped by Tusken Raiders, an event that brought Shmi's son, Anakin Skywalker, and his soon-to-be-wife, Padmé Amidala, to the Lars homestead.
Three years later, when the galactic conflict came to a close, Beru and Owen became the guardians of their new baby nephew, Luke Skywalker, after his father turned to the dark side of the Force and became Darth Vader. Nineteen years later, Beru and Owen would be discovered by Stormtroopers who subsequently killed them, but Luke was out of harm's way to receive their demise.