Morrison “Morry” B. Egbert, 85, a long-time Idyllwild resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.

He was born May 15, 1922 in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

Morry was a graduate of North Hollywood High, and also attended Sawyer Business College with an emphasis in business and accounting.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a machinist’s mate, Second Class. When the war ended he went back to Hollywood, where he married Betty Hawkins and had three children.

He had much exuberance and zest for life — many wonderful memories, talents and interests.

His number one love was for nature — hiking, rock climbing and camping in the backcountry. His talents included photography, winning many awards for his excellent eye with the lens. He also was an excellent marksman, participating in shooting clubs in Southern California.

He loved the mountains and viewing stars with his telescope. He loved being involved with the ranger stations throughout the Hill.

His 17 happy years on the Hill were spent with his loving wife, Dorothy D. Osso, who stood by his side at all times. Both can finally be joined together, and have everlasting peace and serenity.

No services are planned.

Morry is survived by his son, Warren Egbert of Castle Valley, Utah; two daughters, Lori Beach of Honoaaka, Hawaii, and Suzanne Mastrosimone of San Clemente; two grandchildren, Jeni & Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Lilia and April.

His family said, “Now you can look up at the stars! We love you!”