With a heavy heart the Martin family announces the passing of Jane Corinne Martin, forever known as Cori, on Tuesday, July 12, in her home in Santa Monica.
A lifelong Angeleno, Mrs. Martin was born at St. John’s Hospital to Jane and Nathan Marshal on June 9, 1942. Cori enjoyed her early life growing up in Holmby Hills. She attended Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica before moving on to Marlborough High School in Hancock Park and then onto the University of Arizona.
While working at the Xerox Corporation in Downtown Los Angeles she met Daniel Martin. He unsuccessfully tried to get her fired, instead they ended up getting married, May 28, 1966, at the Los Angeles country club. The couple soon after moved to Pacific Palisades where they welcomed and raised their three children.
Never one to be idle, she soon reentered the workforce, this time in magazine advertising sales. Upon the untimely death of her husband in 1993, she took the helm of the family insurance firm, Dancor, which she successfully steered until her retirement in 2018.
Cori was an avid skier, runner, reader, beach goer and great lover of travel, having set foot on most of the world’s continents.
She remarried October 8, 2006, to Arthur J. Alper, and the two moved to Santa Monica where they happily resided together, always ready to welcome their newly blended family and friends in their home.
Cori is survived by her loving husband Art Alper, her sister Barbara Sheedy, her children Kevin, David, and JJ Martin and her grandchildren Emmitt, Kate and CC Martin and loving friends and family too numerous to list.
Services will be held at the Bel Air Bay Club (upper club) in Santa Monica on August 31 at 2 p.m. Donations in her honor are welcomed at healthebay.org or smiletrain.org.
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