As we mourn the loss of Coach Holtz’s wife, Beth, I’ve seen some lovely remembrances over the past couple of days. Although I only had the honor of meeting her once, her hug was warm, and she left quite an impression on me.
She was sweet and sassy all at once. (She had to be to live with Coach!)
She was a mother to many, well beyond her own four children.
We lost a strong woman that helped raise many more than her four biological children. God Bless & RIP Beth Holtz ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KtekytEXjW— ReggieBrooks40 (@40RBND) July 1, 2020
She was a fighter, fighting throat cancer for more than two decades. And she was always trying to improve the world around her, as seen by her involvement with many charities.
She was Coach’s everything, and they were married just three weeks shy of 59 years. They were blessed to have had each other, that is for sure.
Of all the messages I’ve seen over the last day or so, this one has stuck with me the most.
Please keep our coach, Lou Holtz and his family in prayer. pic.twitter.com/h1wPBF9Sa0— autry denson (@autrydenson) July 1, 2020
Even though Coach is mourning the loss of the love of his life, he is still trying to give back to his players. That speaks volumes of the kind of person Coach Holtz is at his very core. Always trying to help others.
Coach, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find some peace in all of the wonderful memories you and Beth shared together.
Here are some more thoughts, prayers and messages for Coach.
Rest in peace, Beth.
Prayers to the Holtz family as Mrs Holtz has passed away. pic.twitter.com/LP5ocG6rN1— IRV Smith (@IrvSmith8284) July 1, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Holtz family. @NDFootball @CoachHoltz— Todd Lyght (@toddlyght) July 1, 2020
Lou, Beth was such a wonderful and caring person who made everyone feel special and loved. She will be missed by all.
@NDFootball @CoachHoltz On behalf of every player who has ever played for the coach Holtz, we send our sincere sympathy and deepest regrets on the loss of Mrs. Holtz. Skip please tell your dad we all are here for him and are praying for peace for him and the family! God speed..— Tim Brown (@81TimBrown) July 1, 2020
Today we mourn the loss of Beth Holtz. The impact she made on the Notre Dame community will be greatly missed. Praying for the Holtz family during these hard times. pic.twitter.com/xUjO7EnXWd— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) July 2, 2020
FB pic-posted by Kevin Holtz- my classmate & son of Beth succumbed @ 83 treatments 4 throat cancer. She was calming force for 59 yrs 4 the Holtz family and Notre Dame teams Coach Holtz guided. Please extend your prayers to the Holtz family 4 this huge loss. pic.twitter.com/o2n58kprtA— Bryan Flannery (@BryanFlannery1) July 1, 2020
"Most important advice I received as a father? Make sure your children know how much you love their mother." -@CoachLouHoltz88 If you know Coach Holtz, you know how much he loved his wife.❤️☘️ https://t.co/jlMchqnu2m— Haley Scott DeMaria☘ (@HSDeMaria) July 1, 2020
I have never met a kinder, classier woman than Beth Holtz. Her long, courageous battle with cancer was inspiring to all. It was an honor to have known her. Prayers to the entire Holtz Family.— Jack Nolan (@NDJackNolan) July 1, 2020
Thinking of the Holtz family today as they mourn the passing of their beloved Beth. She was an amazing woman -- kind, strong, resilient, generous, unpretentious, smart, funny, passionate, caring. She made everyone connected with ND football feel important and valued.— Karen Croake Heisler (@KCroakeHeisler) July 1, 2020
Got a text earlier this evening that Beth Holtz, wife of Coach Lou Holtz passed at 4:15pm today. Simply broke my heart. Spent many years in a bible study with Coach & Beth & other dear friends like Dixie & Gray. What a sweet woman, a powerful woman. God bless the Holtz family— RINK (@KevinRinker) July 1, 2020
“The only people that matter in life are the ones we pray with, sleep with, eat with, and cry with because that’s your family. Players and people come and go, but teammates last forever.”— autry denson (@autrydenson) July 2, 2020