Dog The Bounty Hunter Pays Tribute To Late Wife Beth Chapman At Memorial
Duane “Dog” Chapman paid tribute once more to his late wife, Beth Chapman during her second memorial service which took place in Colorado over the weekend.
Beth’s fans, friends and family all came together to celebrate her life. During the event, which was live-streamed, Duane got visibly emotional whilst giving a speech about his wife. Beth Chapman passed away on June 26th following a two year battle with cancer.
"Bethy, you see this?" Duane says with a shaking voice.
“She was our lion tamer in the Chapman family."
"I cannot believe that she is gone. This is not possible,"
He explained that when Beth was first diagnosed with cancer, all she wanted was to continue working with her husband as a bounty hunter.
"I still haven't let her go, she will never be dead to me. She is in another place…"
"[Losing your loved one] is one of the worst feelings a man or woman could ever have. I never felt this bad. I'm sad," Duane expressed as he wiped away tears.
The memorial service lasted for roughly two hours and included gospel music and speeches from a number of Beth’s closest friends.
Madalynn Grace Galanti, who is Beth’s 9-year-old granddaughter, read out a scripture dedication. Bonnie Chapman, Beth and Duane’s daughter, took the stage to give a tear-jerking speech about her ‘rock’ mother.
"I never imagined I would lose my mom at 20. I never thought that I would have to walk down the aisle without her," said Bonnie. "I never imagined a life without her and it's really tough now being without her. I lost my rock...I never imagined having to write a speech about this and I'll never forget my mother."
"The world is not the same without my mother," she continued as her eyes began to fill with tears. "To not be able to call her, to not hear her say my name anymore, it's heartbreaking…Beth Chapman will never be forgotten and that is something I can say with confidence."
The couple’s son Gary also gave a brief speech about his mother.
"I don't think it's hit me yet, of what has happened to my mom. I love her and she was there for me," he said.
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