Beth Chapman’s Daughter Cecily Mourns Late Mom after Her Memorial: ‘Only If I Could Have Her Back’
Cecily Chapman shared a sweet photo of her late mother and her dog as she continued to mourn the reality star's passing.
Beth Chapman's daughter Cecily Chapman expressed her grief with the sweet picture taken at the Makapu'u Lighthouse Hike. There was a gorgeous ocean view in the background and Beth wore a white cap and a black sweater with matching pants.
In the caption, 26-year-old Cecily said, "Only if I could have her back." The picture comes a day after a memorial was held for Beth. The bounty hunter passed away on June 26 after succumbing to throat cancer.
The memorial took place at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii on Saturday. In addition to the family, fans showed up at the event meant to honor the beloved blonde personality. In addition to the picture commemorating Beth, Cecily also shared photos of the event.
Another picture had no caption and showed the back of Beth's husband Duane "The Dog" Chapman walking along the green grass. He held the hand of granddaughter Madalynn Grace Galanti as they appeared to go to the center of a circle.
Cecily also shared short video clips that gave fans a glimpse into the decor as well as showed the family taking a boat ride to say farewell to Beth. She shared about three pictures of the water, in which they had thrown flowers to say goodbye to Beth.
On Monday, Cecily uploaded another picture of her and Beth, this time sitting in a vehicle. Only a broken heart and a globe emoticon were in the caption. Words of support littered the comment section.
Beth's daughter Bonnie Chapman also interacted on Instagram with fans after the memorial. In her story, she shared a message of thanks to the fans who showed up on Saturday.
While giving a speech at the event, Bonnie revealed that it was Beth's desire to have a proper "Hawaiian style" funeral. She said Beth would have been happy to know the fans were there and to see all the flowers.
Duane led the memorial by opening with a prayer. In a later speech, he said, “She loved Hawaii and she loved the people. The people mostly, she loved. Thank you all, God bless you all."
Duane and Beth brought their tough attitudes to A&E from 2003 to 2012 with their show "Dog the Bounty Hunter." They were married since 2006 but were together at least seven years before.
The two tied the knot in Hawaii, so it was fitting that they said goodbye there. Duane will get another chance to do so as the family plans to hold another memorial in Colorado.
Before passing, Beth reportedly outlined what she wanted to be done, and the family is attempting to follow her wishes. Beth was 51 when she died at Hawaii's Queen Medical Center. She left behind her husband, two daughters, and her sons Garry and Dominic.