After a protracted and arduous wrestle towards stage four lung most cancers, Beth Chapman handed away on June 26. As we grieve, take solace in remembering a few of the greatest moments of her life.
Beth Chapman, the spouse of Duane “Canine The Bounty Hunter” Chapman, 66, died on June 26 whereas within the ICU at Queen’s Medical Heart in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her husband revealed the tragic information with a heartbreaking message. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii. That is the time she would get up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Solely immediately, she hiked the stairway to heaven.” Beth’s passing comes days after she was positioned in a medically-induced coma whereas battling stage four most cancers. Whereas there was hope that Beth would beat most cancers for a second time, sadly this may not be the case. Beth’s household quickly joined her bedside to say one final goodbye.
Beth was first identified with stage II throat most cancers in 2017. By November of that yr, it appeared Beth had overwhelmed the illness. “Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you probably did it,” Canine stated on the time. Sadly, the most cancers returned only a yr later and was extra aggressive than earlier than. Regardless of the problem, Beth placed on a cheerful face and did her greatest to remain optimistic whereas present process chemotherapy. In the end, it grew to become a dropping battle. Beth introduced on Mom’s Day that she was discontinuing therapy.
Born Alice Elizabeth Smith on Oct. 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado, Beth first met her future husband in 1988. The then-19-years outdated Beth instantly fell in love with Duane, although their first assembly might have been beneath higher circumstances. Beth was working for a lawmaker on the time when, whereas in a grocery retailer, she needed to take a name from her boss. She by chance walked out of the shop holding a lemon, and he or she was busted for “shoplifting.” She additionally had an unregistered, unlicensed gun in her pocket – which she had taken from her then-boyfriend after he acquired drunk. Oh, she additionally had an arrest warrant for unpaid parking tickets.
Beth’s father known as Canine to bail her out of jail. When she went to his workplace to select up some authorized paperwork, she knew that Canine was the person for her. “He got here strolling on the market, and I stated, ‘Oh sure, he will probably be mine.‘ Let the stalking start,” she informed Rosie O’Donnell in 2011. Nonetheless, Canine was married to another person on the time. Nonetheless, these two have been destined to be collectively, and so they lastly grew to become romantically concerned within the mid-1990s. Canine proposed to Beth in 2005, and a yr later, they might tie the knot.
Canine and Beth would have three youngsters collectively: Bonnie Chapman, 20, Cecily Chapman, 26, and Garry Chapman, 18. Beth additionally has a son from a earlier relationship, Dominic Davis, 34. She additionally thought-about Canine’s different 9 child her “bonus” youngsters and cherished them as in the event that they have been her personal.
Our ideas are with the Chapman household throughout this time of loss.