AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Family and friends of the late Canine the Bounty Hunter actuality TV present co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday the place they remembered her as powerful and irreverent, but full of affection even for a few of the fugitives she helped apprehend.

Funeral companies have been held in Chapman’s dwelling state after she died final month on the age of 51 in Hawaii, the place she lived together with her household. She had been battling most cancers for about two years.

Chapman and her husband Duane ‘Canine’ Chapman starred within the A&E present till it was canceled in 2012. The present adopted the couple as they apprehended individuals who prevented arrest warrants.

They later starred in Nation Music Tv’s Canine & Beth: On the Hunt.

Throughout Saturday’s companies on the Heritage Christian Heart, Duane Chapman recalled how he met his future spouse when he posted her bond after she’d shoplifted a lemon.

The couple married in 2006. By then, Duane Chapman — the self-proclaimed world’s finest bounty hunter — already had gained fame for nabbing serial rapist and Max Issue inheritor Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.

Dog the Bounty Hunter stars Beth and Duane Chapman in 2017
Canine the Bounty Hunter stars Beth and Duane Chapman in 2017. (Getty)

“I by no means admitted she was going to die,” he stated Saturday. “She stated ‘How are you going to make it with out me?’ And I stated, “I do not know… She is going to by no means be useless to me.”

Duane Chapman recalled how his spouse was liable to “chew folks out actual good. And I am certainly one of them. As a result of she all the time wished folks to know what occurred in the event that they go on her darkish facet.”

Lengthy-time good friend Mary Ellen Pollack, who runs a bail bonds enterprise in Brighton, Colorado, stated Chapman’s “tough-as nails” public persona belied a softer facet.

“She did not let anyone see that, and that is merely due to the occupation she was in,” Pollack stated.

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