It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dolores Bergman on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Born May 7, 1929, Dolores lived a long, happy life leaving behind five children, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many others who saw her as a mentor and loving Nana.
A long-time resident of Idyllwild, Dolores was the first director of the Town Hall recreation program that focused on daily activities for children. In this role, she founded Idyllwild’s first Independence Day parade back on July 4, 1966.
She was very involved in the local community and wrote as a columnist for the Town Crier’s “Mountain Views” column in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Invested in many artistic endeavors, Dolores loved playing the violin, singing, sitting at her pottery wheel, knitting, caring for animals and spending many hours cultivating her garden.
Although she left Idyllwild in 2004 due to failing health and the need to be closer to family, she spent nearly 40 years in the community garnering many friendships. She will always be remembered as a person with a big heart and a great smile who liked “Jabber walking” and made everyone feel they had a place at her dinner table.
In lieu of services, the family will be performing a private memorial service in the spring to plant a tree in her honor.