Dorothy Hartfield, was born June 26, 1944 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Willie Lee Smith and Alene King. Dorothy grew up in Wewoka, Oklahoma where she attended school and graduated before relocating to Los Angeles, Ca. Dorothy met and married the love of her life Leo Hartfield in 1964 and to this union two children were born, Romanita Latrice Hartfield and Demetria Eliza Hartfield-Williams. Dorothy resided in Los Angeles, Ca where she was employed at the Mattel Toy Corporation for many years. She relocated to San Diego, Ca in 1977 and was employed at General Dynamics, before later moving back to Los Angeles, Ca working as a Supervisor for the Teamsters Union Contractors Association.