Dorothea Farrar Gorzny, 78, of Idyllwild, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Hemet Valley Medical Center after complications from diabetes.

She was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Greenville, Calif.

She graduated with honors from Mt. San Jacinto Community College in 1972 with an associate’s degree and a certificate in library science.

In 1974, she graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, earning her bachelor’s degree in humanities and a teaching credential. Her student teaching was done at Idyllwild School.

She was a librarian at Mt. San Jacinto Community College from 1974 to 1987.

Mrs. Gorzny also worked at Desert Sun School, Snow White Laundry and Fern Valley Bakery, all in Idyllwild.

She had lived in Idyllwild since 1953.

Inland Memorial in Hemet is handling cremation arrangements.

A small family gathering was held at the Gorzny home on Sept. 18. Mrs. Gorzny had wanted no memorial services.

Mrs. Gorzny is survived by her husband of 59 years, Francis T. Gorzny of Idyllwild; a son, Ted Gorzny of Idyllwild; three daughters, Rose Geske of Horntown, Va., Kathryn Gorzny of Idyllwild and Kristine Gorzny of Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Jeff Farrar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116-8033.