Dorothy Osso-Egbert, 81, of Idyllwild, died of cardiorespiratory arrest at Hemet Valley Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005.

Mrs. Egbert was born July 16, 1924 in Lewiston, Maine.

She graduated from business college in Virginia. Since she was fluent in French, she was employed by the French Embassy during World War II in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Egbert was a bookkeeper who spent 15 years in the accounting and finance field in the entertainment industry.

This led to her retirement when she and her husband, Morry, moved to Idyllwild to pursue their love of the mountains. Dorothy and Morry finally got married in 2000 after being together for 24 years.

Mrs. Egbert was a member of the Sierra Club and Living Desert, and was involved in the AARP Tax-Aide program.

She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and, most recently, her great-granddaughter.

A memorial service was Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Richard Olson officiated.

Another service is planned in July 2006 at Saint Peters Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine.

Along with her husband, Morry, she is survived by two daughters, Jeanne Osso and Arnette Osso of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Jean-Paul Dulac of Chelmesford, Mass.; two sisters, Lucile La Chance of Auburn, Maine and Madeleine Laffredo of Mt. Holly, N.J.; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.