They want to give everyone a chance to remember her. Beth Chapman’s family will hold a second memorial service for the former Dog the Bounty Hunter star in Aurora, Colorado, on July 13, and they’re inviting anyone who wants to attend. The service, which is being called a “Celebration of Life,” will be at Heritage Christian Center and is open to the public, Beth’s family shared.
On June 26, Beth passed away at just 51 years old after losing her battle with cancer. Her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, confirmed the news on Twitter. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii,” he wrote. “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.”
The late Dog’s Most Wanted star was already memorialized during a beautiful ceremony in Waikiki, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 29. Dog, 66, led the celebration along with the couple’s children, and they honored Beth with a traditional Hawaiian goodbye.
As In Touch previously reported, Beth’s Hawaii memorial service was open to fans as well. “Cecily and Lyssa Chapman invite the public to join the Chapman ʻOhana (family) for a gathering to honor Beth Chapmanʻs life. Beth had two homes — Hawai’i and Colorado. ‘I love Hawai’i the most,’ she said, so she will be sent off in true Hawaiian style, with aloha.”
As for the Colorado event, fans are welcome to attend, and Dog and his family are actually asking them to forward any videos sharing their memories, thoughts, and condolences about Beth to firstname.lastname@example.org. The doors open at 1 p.m., and the event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Three of Beth’s kids — Bonnie Jo Chapman, Cecily Chapman and Lyssa Chapman — spoke out after the first memorial service. Bonnie, 20, wrote in an Instagram story update, “Thank you, everyone, who came today. She’d love the ceremony and the flowers everyone brought. Thank you for joining us on this emotional ride.” Lyssa, 32, also shared a message to Instagram about the service. “Someone wake me up from this awful dream,” she said. “I have no words. Still in disbelief. Pray for our family, as we lost our strongest member. 💔.”
Finally, Cecily, 26, shared photos on the social media site and thanked the “beautiful fans and friends near and far” for their support. Our hearts are with them all as they continue to grieve and prepare for this second “Celebration of Life” for their lost matriarch.