Diana C. Caulfield of “Tree Tops” in Doylestown passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at her daughter’s home. She was 80.
Diana was the daughter of the late Helen (Hickman) Tessmer and James Clark, Sr. and the sister of James Clark, Jr. Born in Willow Grove, she grew up in the Willow Grove area and attended Upper Moreland High School.
As a young person she enjoyed her summers surrounded by her cousins and grandparents at their cabin on Pecks Pond in the Pocono Mountains.
Diana owned and operated the Bucks County Dancers throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s; she started her business offering belly dance classes out of her home and progressed to offering ballet, jazz, and tap dance classes after opening studio locations throughout the Doylestown area.
Diana was involved in breeding and showing Standard Poodles for more than 30 years. She developed over 40 AKC finished champions under the TreeTops Standard Poodles kennel name. She was awarded a Breeder of Merit award from the AKC and showed her female, CH TreeTops Unique Gardenia in Madison Square Garden in 1999 at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Her last finished champion, CH TreeTops Chasing Rainbows will be at the viewing to help his mom move on to her rewards.
Diana loved her family with her whole heart, and it had always been her proudest accomplishment. She lovingly raised four children and five step-children. She was a Grammy to eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her house was always filled with an abundance of love and no rules.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Caulfield, and her children: Debra Spier (Frank), Kurt Kauffman (Margaret), Kimberly Leatherman (Guy) and Bill Kauffman; five step-children: Britney Danneker (Shawn), Donald Kauffman, Jr (Dawn), John Kauffman, Barbara Wenino (John) and Chris Kauffman (Sharon), as well as eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and eleven step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-father, Tom Tessmer; her brother, James Clark, Jr. and her previous husband, John Creciun. She was preceded in death by her previous husband, Donald Kauffman, Sr.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 29 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.