Beth Chapman lost her battle with throat cancer on June 26th, 2019. On Saturday July 13th, there was a second memorial for Beth held at Heritage Christian Center in Aurora, Colorado.
The first service held on June 29th, was a public memorial for Beth in her adopted state of Hawaii where friends and family in that area of the country could say their goodbyes. As a Colorado native, a second service was scheduled for family and friends still living in Colorado.
Beth’s Final Wishes:
Beth had very specific wishes for her passing. First she wanted to be cremated. Her desire was that Dog scatter part of her ashes and keep part of them, so that when he too is cremated, a part of them can be together. But Dog has admitted he is struggling with that, and has not yet been able to make himself scatter her ashes.
In an emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dog had this to say about spreading Beth’s ashes:
“I looked at it and I thought, ‘I’m not gonna throw you, like, away,” he says, his voice cracking. “I just throw you away and start over? I can’t do that … I haven’t gotten past the place where I’m still putting a pillow where she was and covering it up … and then I wake up in the middle of the night and see her, and it doesn’t register that ain’t her.”
Our hearts go out to Duane, as he is obviously still struggling with his grief… while trying hard to be strong for the rest of his family.
You can watch a replay of the memorial service on WGN.com
WGN is the network that will soon air the newest of the bounty hunters shows, “Dog’s Most Wanted”. This is the show that Dog and Beth were both dedicated to producing while she was actively fighting her battle with cancer. The exact air date has not been released.
We continue to extend our deepest sympathies as well as prayers for healing for the whole Chapman family as they move forward.