Beth Chapman, star of Dog the Bounty Hunter and wife to Duane “Dog” Chapman, will soon be laid to rest.
The beloved reality TV star died on June 26 after a multiple-year battle against throat cancer. She passed away in Hawaii, a place she came to know as a second home.
“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven,” Dog wrote when he announced the sad news his wife had passed away.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Not long after news of Beth’s passing went public, the Chapman family shared memorial details.
While speaking to Hawaii News Now, Dog revealed that the family was planning two memorial services for Beth, one in Hawaii and one in their home state of Colorado.
The Hawaiian service was scheduled for Saturday (June 29), and was held by Beth’s daughters at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki. It was open to the public, and attendees were encouraged to take part in traditional Hawaiian chants and bring ocean-friendly loose flowers instead of leis.
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Duane Chapman tosses flowers into the ocean during a paddle-out memorial service for Beth Chapman this afternoon off Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki. Beth Chapman died Wednesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 51. ?: @jammaquino #hawaii #hinews #bethchapman #ripbethchapman #alohaoemrsdog
At the time Dog gave that interview, details concerning Beth’s second memorial service in Colorado were not known.
But now, Dog has announced a tentative date the Colorado memorial will take place, and revealed it as the potential date his wife will be laid to rest.
Taking to Twitter on Monday (July 1), Dog revealed Beth’s burial is tentatively scheduled for July 13 in Denver.
“We have tentatively scheduled July 13 in Denver to tuck her in, tell her goodnight, for she sleepth. More details will follow…” Dog wrote.
Love you all and thank you very much for the support you have been giving for Beth. We have tentatively scheduled July 13 in Denver to tuck her in, tell her goodnight, for she sleepeth. More details will follow… time, place, ect.
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) July 1, 2019
After seeing photos and videos from Beth’s Hawaiian memorial, we have no doubt her Denver memorial will be just as beautiful and meaningful. You can learn more about how fans, friends, and family members honored her in Hawaii by tuning in to the video below.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chapman family during this sad time. May Beth rest in peace.