It is with great sadness we tell you of the passing of Nancy, one of our Doggies for Dementia family members. Nancy and her daughter Stephanie joined us in a special photo session with their dog Zeke. Nancy Wharton peacefully passed away holding her daughter’s hand on October 11, 2023.
We invite you to share in our prayers and thoughts for peace for her family during this difficult time.
Nancy was married for almost 52 years to Don, who passed away in June, 2022 after a long fight with prostrate cancer. She has one daughter, Stephanie, son-in-law Jarrett, granddaughter Avery and grandson Evan. Nancy’s passion was animals and flowers. She and Don owed a flower shop in Austin for 30 years and She absolutely loved every minute meeting people, hearing their stories and helping them feel joy through flowers and plants. She won many awards and was on many committees becoming very well known and respected in the Texas floral industry.
A Message from Carmen Davailus, President and Founder of Doggies for Dementia Foundation.
Nancy and I shared a love for flowers, animals and advocacy. I would have loved to known her through the years. I was, however fortunate enough to capture some beautiful memories of Nancy and her daughter Stephanie. It might seem like our nonprofit organization is all about giving, but we also gain so much just by being there.
We, at Doggies for Dementia Foundation know photography and sharing of one’s story is a sensitive and intimate experience. We are so thankful they shared their stories in order to help others along the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia journey. We honor Nancy and her family today and always.