Beth Chapman's family to paddle out in ocean for Hawaiian memorial

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The family of Beth Chapman are honoring the late star with a beautiful Hawaiian send-off. 

A public oceanfront celebration is being held Saturday afternoon in Waikiki for Chapman, who died earlier this week after losing her battle with throat cancer. 

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The family plans to paddle out in the ocean in honor of the Dog the Bounty Hunter star who loved Hawaii.

The memorial will take place at Fort DeRussy Beach at 2:00 p.m. Saturday where Beth will be honored with a "Hawaiian ʻOli (chant), prayer, followed by a paddle out with family and friends," reports

"Those wishing to post photos and videos are asked to tag with #alohaoemrsdog. ‘Oe means ‘you' in Hawaiian. It is customary to say, ‘Aloha ‘Oe' especially when saying farewell," the rep told People. "There is a song by the same name, which Hawaiians often sing at the end of a party, funerals, or when people are leaving the islands."

In addition, Beth's husband Duane "Dog"Chapman is planning a memorial service in Colorado where they also have a home.




Beth died Wednesday morning at the age of 51, surrounded by her family in Hawaii.

"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," her husband wrote on Twitter.