Some obituaries are incorrect through ignorance or accident. Others are intentionally incorrect, like that of dance-studio owner Joan Harris.
Her obituary says she was 73, but [her son] Sean said that’s not entirely correct. The fudging on the obituary is par for Joan’s course.
“That’s not her true birthday,” Sean said of the printed April 14, 1933. “The date is right, but the year is off by three because Mom would have wanted it that way.” [Link]