Beth Chapman's family plans to memorialize the late Dog the Bounty Hunter star at a public gathering to honor her life in Hawaii. In a press release, her daughter Cecily and stepdaughter Lyssa Chapman invited the public to come and honor Beth's life at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii on Saturday, June 29.
The gathering is set to begin at 2 PM. with a Hawaiian 'Oli (chant), prayer and then a "paddle out" with family and friends
The family asked those attending to bring ocean-friendly loose flowers, with the exception of leis, that ocean 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," the press release reads
"Duane Chapman is also finalizing plans for a memorial service in Colorado, and details will be announced shortly."
The release explained that ' Oe means' you 'in Hawaiian and it's customary to say' Aloha 'Oe' especially when saying goodbye. "There is a song by the same name which Hawaiians often sing at the end of a party, funeral, or when people are leaving the islands," the release reads.
Previously, Beth's husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, revealed it Hawaii News Now that the family planned to have two separate events to honor her life ̵
"We would like to do some sort of water paddle out, we know that for sure, "Lyssa Chapman said alongside her father. "It really makes us feel, you know, warm, knowing how much our mother was loved."
Dog announced Wednesday his wife of 12 years had died after her battle with cancer, writing on Twitter that she "hiked the stairway to heaven. " She was 51.
The A & E network, which aired Dog the Bounty Hunter during his run from 2004 to 2012, confirmed that he will honor Beth's memory with a marathon of episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter airing Monday, with a special "in memory" title card for the star at the end of each episode
"We are very saddened by the loss of Beth Chapman and our thoughts are with Dog and the whole Chapman family during this difficult time, "A & E shared in a statement.
WGN America, which is set to produce and air the family's upcoming series, Dog's Most Wanted in 2020, also shared a tribute to the late reality star
Speaking to Hawaiian press, Dog shared what happened during Beth's final moments in the hospital
"One of the last things she said [was]'This is a test of my faith.' She had faith and then that was it, "he said. "… There are things you go through when you're dying, like steps. Like you do when you lose someone, you get mad at them and then you go through all these steps. and she said to me the other day, 'Honey, that last step I'm not taking.' Go Bethy. "
" There are some things [I can’t say]you know, I have a network and a contract, but there are some things that they predicted that the doctors ended up saying, never seen anything like this, "" Duane said, referring to his WGN America reality show, Dog's Most Wanted he also said. "She wanted to live so bad and she fought so long, and she reasoned that she liked it, but she wanted to show people how to beat it and what to do when she got it."