Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman's Celebration of Life details have officially been released. According to a press release, the service will be held at the Heritage Christian Center (14401 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora, Colorado 80012) on Saturday, July 13, and it is open to the public. Doors for the memorial will open at 1 p.m. local time, and the event will be from 2-4 p.m. MT. The memorial can be live-streamed at WGNAmerica.com, as well as the official Dog's Most Wanted Facebook page, for fans who are not able to attend in person.
Additionally, the press release included an obituary for the lat reality TV star, that shared details of her life and career.
"Beth Chapman was born Alice Elizabeth Smith in Denver, CO on October 29, 1967. Her father was Garry Smith, who played baseball for the Kansas City Athletics, a major league team that moved to Oakland, CA in 1968. She was 18 when she first met Mr. Chapman. The two dated for 16 years before they married in 2006," the obituary read.
July 13, 2019 -— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) July 1, 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
"Beth Chapman starred in a hit television series and became a household name and most recently she co-starred alongside her husband in Dog’s Most Wanted which will air on WGN America later this year," the obituary continued.
"In addition to her husband, Ms. Chapman is survived by 10 children and stepchildren, many grandchildren and one great-grandchild," the obituary concluded.
Following Chapman's death, her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman shared some positive thoughts about her, joking, “Beth was somewhat of a control person — not from the grave but from heaven. I’m sure she’s still controlling me and I’ve got notes in my pillowcases, on my sink, in my shaving thing. She’s still telling me what to wear.”
“She did it her way. There’s some things that they predicted that the doctors ended up saying, ‘We’ve never, ever, seen anything like this,'” he added. “Her way was to live. She wanted to live so bad and she fought so long, and the reason she fought, she liked life but she wanted to show people how to beat it and what to do when it got her.”
“One of the last things she said [was] ‘It’s a test of my faith,'” Dog went on to say. “She had faith and that was it. There’s things you go through when you’re dying, like steps like you do when you lose someone, right? You get mad at them, and then you go through all these steps.”
“Well, the last step when you’re dying is to accept it,” the reality TV star concluded. “And she said to me the other day, ‘Honey, that last step, I ain’t taking…’ So go Bethy.”