Norma Brewer died at age 83 on Jan. 27 in Fairfield, Connecticut.
According to her daughter, Donna, she died of a stroke after being wheelchair-bound for over a year.
However, Norma wrote her own obituary, which stated, "Norma Rae Flicker Brewer, a resident of Fairfield, passed away while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She never realized her life goal of reaching the summit, but made it to the base camp. Her daughter, Donna, her dog, Mia, and her cats, came along at the last minute. There is suspicion that Mrs. Brewer died from hypothermia, after Mia ate Mrs. Brewer's warm winter boots and socks."
"It was just typical mom," Donna told the Connecticut Post. "She always had stories, many of which were not true, but thought were funny."
"People who don't know my mother are bemused," added Donna. "People who know my mother are laughing and saying, `Yeah, that's Norma.'"
"It was her way of having one last joke with the world," said Norma's son, Raymond.