Published: Tue, July 02, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Dog The Bounty Hunter Gives Emotional Speech At Beth Chapman's Memorial

Dog The Bounty Hunter Gives Emotional Speech At Beth Chapman's Memorial

Beth Chapman is now truly one with her beloved Hawaii.

"Hawaiian ʻOli, prayer, followed by a paddle out with family and friends".

It was Beth Chapman's wish to be cremated following her June 26 death age 51 at from throat cancer. "Hawaii is definitely her heart, and I'm just really grateful that we're able to be a part of it and be here to support the family".

On Saturday, friends and family gathered in Waikiki to pay tribute to the late Dog the Bounty Hunter star.

"[The memorial] was lovely and overwhelming, for sure", Misti Manasas, a family friend of the Chapmans, told Hawaii News Now.

"Beth is going to be placed here too, she got here before I did, it's my island".

"After my mom died, I said well, 'My mom is in the Earth, '" he begins in video obtained by TMZ.

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"She said, 'Please Hawaiian style ... please do this right, '" Chapman, 66, said on the beach in Waikiki, according to the Daily Mail.

'She loved Hawaii and she loved people. After that an outrigger boat did the traditional paddle out along with a number of surfers but Duane was not among them, as he went off to privately scatter some of Beth's ashes.

A memorial service for Beth Chapman will be held July 13 in Aurora. The ceremony was open to the public and attendees were asked to bring loose flowers, rather than leis, so as not to harm the ocean.

Although the date and location of the Colorado funeral has yet to be announced, it will presumably also be in accordance with Beth's wishes.

From the reality television show Dog The Bounty Hunter Beth Smith (L) and Duane "Dog" Chapman arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center in New York City on April 21, 2005.

"I loved her so much", he said of Beth, adding he strongly feels "Beth isn't dead, she's sleeping", Yahoo News reported.

This 2017 photo provided by Mona Wood-Sword shows Beth Chapman in Honolulu.

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