TV personality Beth Chapman, who passed away late last month following a battle with cancer, will be remembered at a memorial service taking place on July 13 in Colorado, where the Dog the Bounty Hunter star was originally from. According to TMZ, the event will take place in Aurora, and is being organized by The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Fields.
The website reports that Kim has been tasked with organizing the event after moving to the area earlier this year and joining the same place of worship as Beth, the Heritage Christian Center, where the event will take place, as previously confirmed.
It's also been confirmed that gospel singer Leah Shafer, who is currently dating Below Deck Mediterranean's Captain Sandy Yawn, will perform at the event. According to the Cheat Sheet, Leah has performed at Heritage Christian Center as a guest singer in the past.
“Michelle Leonard, the wife of Dennis Leonard who was the former pastor of Heritage who passed away recently, reached out to me and thought of me to sing in honor of Beth. I was truly honored,” she explained. “They reached out through Facebook, Instagram, phone, and email. It was cute. They know I’m a pro and will live up to the music standards they are wanting. Beth was a beautiful loved woman.”
Beth died on June 26 after being diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017, according to CNN. Her longtime love, husband Duane "Dog" Chapman, confirmed the news on social media.
"It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side," he confirmed on Twitter at the time.