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On Beth Chapman's first death anniversary, Dog the Bounty Hunter asks fans to join the paddle out in her memory

On Beth Chapman's first death anniversary, Dog the Bounty Hunter asks fans to join the paddle out in her memory

On the first death anniversary of his wife, the bounty hunter shared the celebration his daughter had planned for Beth.

Losing the person you had vowed to spend the rest of your life with is never easy. After raising a family together and watching your kids grow up, the reminder that they are no longer around is extremely painful. Dog Chapman may have found a new partner since the death of his wife, but nothing can replace the future he had planned with his wife of 13 years, Beth Chapman.

On the first death anniversary of his wife, the bounty hunter shared the celebration his daughter had planned for Beth. 

"On June 26,2020 Cecily B Chapman @cecilybeezee will be hosting a 1 year remembrance of her beloved Mom Beth Chapman!" he wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of Beth from her funeral last year. "The paddle out will begin at 5:30 pm at Waimanalo Beach. Prayer will take place on the beach and in the water. Bring your board and flowers so we can remember Mrs. Dog the right way."

 



 

Beth Chapman breathed her last at the age of 51, following a tough battle with cancer. The bounty hunter had been diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017. The reality star and mother of four went through aggressive chemotherapy as she continued fighting for her life. Even though it was found that Beth's cancer had gone in remission, it has returned and severely weakened her health.

Chemotherapy, while known to help beat cancer, is also something that can have a horrible effect on the patient as well as their family, who strive to offer emotional support. And Beth had had her go with chemo. On Mother's Day in May 2019, the bounty hunter had announced that she will no longer be undergoing chemotherapy and chose to let cancer take its course.

Beth's husband, Dog, also known as Duane, shared the news of her death on June 26.

 



 

In her last moments, Beth was surrounded by her family and well-wishers.

Dog and Beth came to prominence and gathered a massive fan following with the debut of their reality TV show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, in 2003. Not long after, the couple tied the knot in 2006 and had two kids, Bonnie Jo and Garry. Beth also had two more kids - Dominic and Cecily - from her earlier relationship. She had 14 grandchildren.

Since her death a year ago, Dog reportedly had a tough time coping with the loss the initial few months. A report by People had also stated that the 67 widower was contemplating suicide. Dog was reportedly overome with grief just hours after her death, as was seen in the finale episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter.

 



 

“I’ve only been alone as I showered and I had to run out without a towel, because I can’t be alone right now,” he tells the camera. “That’s when I start thinking about things. And I lay down to take a nap, and I reached over to touch something, and it was the freaking dog. I don’t realize yet psychologically that she’s gone gone and I’ll never, ever see her. I don’t realize that.”

“I just hope that I don’t live very much longer without her, because now she made the first step, she’s through the gate,” he added.

It might have seemed like a hopeless situation in the moment, because losing a spouse can leave you with an overwhelming sense of loss that can only be empathized with someone who has felt the same loss. According to Metro, before her death to cancer, Beth used to encourage Dog to move on with his life and find love again after she passes away. However, he reportedly remembers telling her, "I’ll never get married and I’ll never have a girlfriend again."

But Dog Chapman has come a long way since then. In his attempt to honor Beth's wish for him to move on from the grief, the bounty hunter popped the question to his girlfriend Franci Frane, at their home in Colorado.

 



 

Dog might have moved on to a new companion but the love he had for his wife of 13 years will remain forever. as the Chapman family reunites in Hawaii to remember the Beth, Dog has invited the rest of the world to keep her memory alive. He wrote on Instagram, "Bring your board and flowers so we can remember Mrs. Dog the right way. Not in Hawaii. Go on a walk, hike and take a picture. Let’s make it viral. Post a picture on all your social media accounts using the #fortheloveofbeth hashtag!!!!"

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