Jenni Rivera's Children Remember Her on Her Birthday
06/09/2014 AT 08:35 PM EDT
"It's a day to tell her that we love her, miss her, that we hope she's proud of what we're doing, how we are celebrating her life and legacy," her eldest daughter, Chiquis Rivera, tells People en Español.
Rivera was 43 years old when she was killed in a plane crash in 2012.
"Thank all of you for still supporting her career," Chiquis, 29, who is also a singer, says. "Please, I ask you to keep her alive in your hearts, pray for her and always remember she was a very happy woman."
"On her birthday, we always think about her with much love and with the beautiful smile that she had," Chiquis says of her siblings, Jacquie, 24, and Michael, 23, from Rivera's first marriage, and her half-siblings Jenicka, 17, and Johnny, 13, from her second.
Rivera would have been 45 on July 2.