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TMZ: Beth Chapman's Ashes Spread in Private Ceremony after a Public Hawaiian Memorial Service

Bettina Dizon
Jul 02, 2019
09:04 A.M.
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Days after Beth passing, the Chapman family spread her ashes in the Waikiki waters privately following a public memorial service, as per her request to be honored Hawaiian-style.


TMZ reports a special private send-off for Beth Chapman which only her family knew about. Some of the late reality star’s ashes were spread in the water’s of Waikiki, Hawaii -- the island that she called home for years.

During the public memorial service at Fort DeRussy Beach Park, a group secretly paddled toward the waters as everyone was left distracted. Duane “Dog” Chapman and his children laid their beloved matriarch to rest as they fulfilled one of Chapman’s final wishes -- to be spread out to sea.


According to the outlet’s source, some ashes were kept for what could be the second memorial service of Chapman in Colorado, where she grew up. Dog announced the tentative schedule for the public viewing in Denver, Colorado to be on July 13.

“We tentatively scheduled July 13 in Denver to tuck her in, tell her goodnight, for she sleepeth. More details will follow… time, place, ect,” he tweeted.


The Chapman family, along with friends and fans, are still mourning their beloved's death. During a televised interview, Dog spoke of his family's grief through a difficult time. He said:

“You kind of try to remember that you’re celebrating life, but right now, we’re mourning the death. For a few years, we knew this day would come. It came really unexpected, really fast. All of her clothes, her make-up, everything. We didn’t prepare.”


Chapman died on Wednesday, June 26, after being rushed to Queen’s Medical Center after experiencing breathing trouble in her home in Honolulu. The 51-year-old was put in a medically-induced coma in the ICU, TMZ reported.

She was reported to be in “desperate shape” at that time, having her beloved husband ask people for prayers through his Twitter. Sadly, Chapman never recovered and was defeated by her long battle with throat cancer, which was classified as a terminal illness in 2018.

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