Dorothy Viola Southern passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earlier this month. Dorothy was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and her obituary appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette last week.
Dorothy was married by the time she was 13 and had two children by the age of 16. She later gave birth to three more, and her three children who are still living "are glad she died peacefully and not in a shoot out."
Although her children marveled at their mother's tenacity, work ethic, ingenuity and sense of humor, they say that "she never learned the art of contentment or anger management, which she desperately needed." However, her obituary claims that she "got off to a rocky start and really never had a fair chance."
In addition to her three children, Dorothy is survived by 11 grandchildren, whom she delighted in "except sometimes when she was living near them."
During her lifetime, Dorothy married nine times, and "almost to the end she was still making people laugh, cussing people out, and looking for the perfect husband."
Rest in peace, Dorothy. I'd say that you're still making people laugh even in death.