Richard Eggleston, 81, died Monday, May 10, 2004 at Brighton Gardens of Carmel, a San Diego assisted-living facility.

He was born Sept. 14, 1922 in Nebraska but spent his entire life in California.

Mr. Eggleston graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and was an engineer at Rockwell International for years.

He lived in Idyllwild for about 20 years where he was very active in the Idyllwild Rotary Club, serving with the late Dr. William Lumsden as a science fair judge at Idyllwild School. His wife also was very involved in the Rotary Anns.

Mr. Eggleston was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel, on July 15, 1998. He had no other relatives.

Memorial services will be private.