Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Vida Lou Southern, 75, of Roswell, who passed away on Jan. 8, 2013. Pastor Randy Elftman with Central Church of the Nazarene will officiate, Internment to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Vida was born on Sept. 16, 1937, in Braggs, Okla., to Huie and Lorene Lewis. They have preceded her in death as well as a brother Curtis Lewis.
Vida married John B. Southern on Aug. 22, 1966, in Nowata, Okla. He survives her at the family home.
Vida is also survived by a son Doug Southern and his wife Karen, of Roswell; brother Boyd Lewis, of Claremore, Okla.; sisters: Dean Brant, of Tulsa, Okla., Danna Miller, of Wagoner, Okla., and Rita McClain, of Bethany, Okla.; granddaughter BrookeLynne Southern, of Roswell. She also has numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Vida was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene. She was a devoted and caring teacher to students here in Roswell and Colorado for more than 30 years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting and scrapbooking. She took care of the church nursery at the Central Church of the Nazarene. She loved her family and participating in family reunions.
Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.