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.
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!
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, all of us at #WGNAmerica will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with @DogBountyHunter, her family, loved ones and millions of fans. pic.twitter.com/18YQBrHWec
— WGN America (@wgnamerica) June 26, 2019
Previously, the Chapman family held a ceremony in Hawaii to honor Beth and announced that they would be holding another in Colorado on July 13th, 2019. Well, that one was even bigger than the first – and was filled with beautiful eulogies and statements from loved ones. They even had a gorgeous church choir sing beautiful songs in her honor.
But, the really impactful moment came when Dog took the stage for his eulogy to his soulmate and treasured wife.
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
“Bethie! You see this, Bethie?!” Dog said through tears at the opening, calling to his late wife to gaze upon the beautiful service they were having.
“She believed in God very much,” he recalled before collapsing in tears, vocally distraught. “I cannot believe that she’s gone. This is not possible. I wanna wake up from a dream …I have never felt like this.”
“I still haven’t let her go,” Dog added. “Bethie, now I lay you down to sleep,” his voice breaking up again, but more this time. “She will never be dead to me. She is in another place.”
The entire service was filmed and uploaded for mourners worldwide to watch and remember the woman that has touched so many lives.
Our hearts break for Dog Chapman and his family during this very difficult time – and it’s clear by his eulogy exactly how devastating this has been for him…no matter how much Beth tried to prepare him for it.
You can NEVER prepare for the death of a loved one.