Family Expecting Large Crowds at Beth Chapman’s Colorado Memorial Service

By Tiffany Meier

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Beth Chapman’s family are preparing for a massive crowd ahead of her Colorado memorial service.

The family is already coordinating with hotels to offer discounts for those attending, as well as local law enforcement to ensure there will be security, according to TMZ.

The memorial service is scheduled for July 13 and is open to the public. Duane “Dog” Chapman shared the details in a post on Twitter.

Doors open at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora, and will also be broadcasted via live stream for those unable to attend, according to the report.

This is the second memorial service for Beth Chapman.

The first memorial service occurred in Hawaii on Saturday, June 29, following Beth Chapman’s sudden death a few days prior.

On June 22, Beth Chapman was placed into a medically-induced coma amid her battle with lung cancer. She passed away on the morning of June 26. She was 51.

The memorial service in Hawaii included a prayer and then a paddle out at Waikiki’s Fort DeRussy Beach in Hawaii. 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.

“Those wishing to post photos and videos are asked to tag with #alohaoemrsdog,” the family said, according to Fox News. “Oe means ‘you’ in Hawaiian. It is customary to say, ‘Aloha ‘Oe’ especially when saying farewell. There is a song by the same name which Hawaiians often sing at the end of a party, funerals, or when people are leaving the islands.”

“We want to make sure that people can show their love and support and it actually makes us feel warm and loved by our community to know how much our mother was loved,” daughter Lyssa Chapman added.

Following the first memorial, Lyssa opened up about the mourning process on Instagram.

“Someone wake me up from this awful dream. I have no words. Still in disbelief. Pray for our family, as we lost our strongest member,” she wrote.

On June 26, Duane Chapman wrote on Twitter about his wife’s passing.

“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side,” he wrote at the time.