We heard Coach Holtz say it over and over, that no one will ever know you better or love you more than your parents. And he was able to tell us this because of the great love he had for his partner of 59 years, his loving, admired, and most importantly, his beloved wife and mother of their children, Beth.

It is with deep sadness that I send this note to all of you this morning to let you know of the passing of Beth. At 82 years young, Beth had beaten cancer multiple times over and endured repeated chemotherapy treatments. She was his rock, his purpose, his why. She was his inspiration, his meaning, his drive, his endless energy source, and the twinkle in his eye. And while he would often say that he no longer prayed with her, but to her, I think he honestly meant it. With their 59th wedding anniversary approaching on 22 July, he would undoubtedly repeat that phrase again and again – only to show all of us his admiration and respect for Beth.

The continuity of their generosity and exemplary leadership to the boys they shaped into men seems endless, for which we are ever thankful. The Holtz family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Foundation bearing their name, The Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc., established for the betterment of our society:

Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc.

Or to mail any remembrance to:
Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc.
℅ Mr. Brian Baker
Secretary & Treasurer
9630 Claymount Lane
Fishers, IN 46037

The greatest gift, he also always told us, was to show your children how much their dad loved their mother…and there was never a finer example than what Coach showed all of us, his love for Beth.

With my regards, and on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Holtz’s Heroes Foundation, Inc., I remain
Sincerely yours,
Tom Galloway

President, Holtz’s Heroes Foundation 

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