Duane and Beth Chapman’s son, Garry Chapman, has opened up about what he misses most about his late mother.
Duane “Dog” Chapman’s wife, Beth Chapman, passed away in June 2019 following a battle with throat cancer.
Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Late Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo: Getty Images
To observe the first year of her passing, her son, Garry Chapman, took to his Instagram to post a throwback photo of Beth.
[The private memorial] which was depicted as a “celebration of life,” had Duane’s friends and family, including his daughter Bonnie, his granddaughter Abbie, and his niece Bridget, in attendance.
Along with the picture, which showed the late reality TV star on a body of water, Garry wrote an emotional caption and the 19-year-old also expressed his disbelief that Beth has not been around for him to “lean on” for a year.
After liking the picture a few thousand times, Garry’s fans and followers took to the post’s comment section to offer their sympathy and prayers. Garry’s family also honored Beth with a sunrise hike that was put together by her daughter, Cecily Chapman.
According to People, Cecily posted pictures of the event to her Instagram page on June 26. While the first image was a photo frame of Beth and Duane put on a hilltop, the second and third snaps featured a bunch of roses in Cecily’s left hand.
The last picture in the post showed Cecily rocking a shirt that had the words “In loving memory of Beth Chapman” written across. Metro UK noted that Duane also hosted a private memorial service that was held at the South Platte River in Deckers, Colorado.
The event, which was depicted as a “celebration of life,” had Duane’s friends and family, including his daughter Bonnie, his granddaughter Abbie, and his niece Bridget, in attendance.
Back in May, ET Online reported that the bounty hunter was missing Beth during their first wedding anniversary since her death. The site pointed out that Duane shared an Instagram post to mark the occasion.
Through the caption, the 67-year-old explained “She said, ‘Big Daddy, you're going to be so sad when I am not here on our next anniversary.’ Why did she have to be so right ??” May Beth’s soul continue to Rest In Peace.