Duane, 66, didn’t have many words he wanted to share publicly, but he made it clear he was thinking about his wife by reposting a photo she’d shared of them. He also shared Dog’s Most Wanted‘s tribute to their late star.
Sharing an album of photos of her mom, she highlighted the few of them together from when she finished college. “Thank you for being there for my graduation,” she wrote. “Now, I’m so thankful I have that moment with you.”
She also posted a long, touching message. “Thank you so much for bringing me into this world, wiping my tears and being there for me,” she wrote. “Thank you for fighting for me when I had [walking] pneumonia, thank you for having faith that I’ll get better. I’ve heard a little about that day and how you were so happy that I was going to have a normal life finally. You gave that to me. Your faith saved me. I miss you so much today [as I am] waking up and knowing one of the halves that made me [is] gone. I notice it every day, but today hurts a little more. I miss your laugh and your overwhelming courage and confidence. I miss being able to text you about something and you going into mama bear mode and being protective over me. I miss your arms around me. I miss your voice. I miss the way you said my name and the way you cheered me on for anything I did. Today was the day we’d shower you in flowers and gifts, and usually one was a Precious Moments [figurine]. You loved those so much! Words can’t describe how a daughter misses her mother when she’s gone. It feels like a big part of me is gone, and it breaks my heart to know it’ll never come back. I wish you would come back home. I’d do anything to see you walk through that door one last time. I wish you were here. I’d give anything to give you a hug. Happy 52nd. I wish you didn’t have to celebrate it in heaven.”
Cecily, 26, shared birthday wishes for her mom as she ran around getting ready for a party in her honor. “Happiest Birthday, Mom,” she said. “I know you’re having the best party up in heaven. ❤️ [I] can’t wait for today’s event celebrating #ForBeths birthday.”
Jamie, 31, posted a photo of her and her bonus mother-in-law hugging. “There are no words to describe how I feel today,” she captioned the pic. “I couldn’t tell you how I feel that life is so unfair. I know in my heart where you are now is more amazing than anyone could ever imagine. And I know if you had the choice to be here or stay, I know you’d stay right where you’re standing. I try to hold on to the fact of knowing we will see you again. See your beautiful face. See your smile. Embrace your warm hugs again all in another life. I know this isn’t the end no matter how sad I feel. All I know is I miss you! I hope you are having a wonderful birthday. I wish we could have spent it together, however, I know we are in some way even though I can’t see you. Happy birthday, Beth. 𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶. ♥️𝘑𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘦”
Beth’s old coworker and costar shared a text she’d sent the blonde beauty directly. “Merry Birthday, my sweet friend,” she wrote in the post. “We all have a hole in our heart that will never be repaired. Our worlds have become very quiet without you here. But know that we still hear your words in our ears. We feel and see the love you’ve left behind. See you on the other side.”