Doris Louise Meadowcroft
WILMINGTON- Doris Louise Meadowcroft, 74, died on January 8. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and spent her childhood in Audubon, NJ.
Ms. Meadowcroft was the owner of Darcroft Kennels in Wilmington. She dedicated her life to protecting and preserving the purebred dog breed, the Keeshond. She had over 25 champions under the Darcroft Kennel name and enjoyed showing and breeding her dogs. She was a great ambassador for the breed for over 40 years. She trained her Keeshonden as therapy dogs, visiting nursing homes on a regular basis. She also created a magazine dedicated to the breed called The Keeshond Review. She was quoted several years ago for a book about the history of the Keeshond stating, “I am alive and well doing what I love most – raising and showing the most wonderful dogs in the world – Keeshonden.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lutheria Meadowcroft, and her brother, Robert Meadowcroft. She leaves several cousins and many devoted friends.
Per her request services will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic (KARMA) at www.karmakees.org or c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.