The most-famous bounty huntress on television and in America sadly passed away on June 26th, 2019 at the young age of 51 after a long battle with cancer – and her family has been in a deep state of grief and mourning ever since. Especially her beloved husband.
But also, all of her children, and her dearest friends.
Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth carved out their own niche in the world of reality television programming and have amassed quite the fan base. Even after their 8-year run on A&E came to a close, folks wanted to see more of this iconic pair in action, and CMT inked a spin-off deal with them for a series called Dog and Beth: On the Hunt!
The Chapman family held two services to honor Beth after her passing. One in Hawaii with a special cultural send-off, and also a larger service in Colorado that had her loved ones eulogize her.
July 13, 2019 –
Heritage Christian Center
14401 E. Exposition Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80012 – Doors open at 1:00 Service starts at 2:00 pic.twitter.com/Htw4SKxDDl
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) July 1, 2019
At this service, her loved ones were joined by a beautiful church choir who sang gospel melodies and tunes to honor her – but they also were treated to a special song from Beth’s closest friend: Shannon Tweed Simmons.
Simmons is the wife of KISS rockstar Gene Simmons and has known Beth for decades.
As she stepped up to the podium to deliver her final words about her dear friend, she became visibly choked up and deeply emotional.
After hearing some of the amazing voices who had sang in honor of Beth, Simmons said with a chuckle, “If I had known there’d be such good singing, I probably wouldn’t have done this. But I thought of a song and it was so much…”
At that instant, she slowly trembled into the beginning of Billy Joel’s “She’s Got A Way.”
Her eulogy was truly beautiful and showed how much she loved Beth and how close they were.
Watch the full clip shared by WGN America below.