Olga's career had been as a dictionary editor and taxonomy specialist; her name appears in many dictionaries (not as a definition, but on the staff). She was a killer Scrabble player and everyone remembered various tales, especially her insistence that henwire was a perfectly legitimate word - and who can argue with an expert?
She also was a serious wildflower aficionado and could espy and identify roadside plants while riding in the car. I never experienced that but I do remember wandering through the woods at Kirk Lake, their summer house, where she'd be pointing out plants.
We'll miss her, her intellect and good sense of humor, but perhaps it was time. They had been married for close to 70 years. Living in a retirement community was and is a good thing. There was a large pile of condolence cards and when we walked around people were always coming up to Bert to express sympathy. This will be a lot better than living completely alone.