In earlier years Doris and her late husband operated their dairy farm in Peach Bottom.
She was an accomplished artist, and enjoyed painting animals and flowers. Her work has been exhibited in the Quarryville Library and other venues and a piece is currently on display at Lancaster County Art Association in Strasburg. Doris was a member of the Lancaster County Art Association and the Octorara Art Association. She would generously donate artwork to local charities for fundraisers.