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August 2, 1921 - September 26, 2015 Alice Martin Karlebach was born in Richmond, Indiana to the late Robert Francis Martin and Rose Gennett Martin. She passed away peacefully in her family home. She is survived by her daughter Rosanne Karlebach, her sister-in-law Laurel L. Martin and her nephew Brian H. Martin. After her family moved to Los Angeles in 1935, she attended John Burroughs Junior High and Los Angeles High, followed by Stanford University where she graduated with a B.A. in Humanities. While attending Stanford, she became a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She has had an eclectic career from being a research assistant at Samuel Goldwyn Productions for George Jenkins and Gregg Toland while working on such films as "The Best Years of Our Lives" and "The Bishop's Wife" to working for the U.S. Army Service Clubs/Special Activities Division in Wurzburg, Germany, where she met and married Captain Herbert C. Karlebach. After returning to Los Angeles, she was a real estate agent and eventually a broker with Tremayne Realty on Sunset Blvd. with clients including Greer Garson, Mel Ferrer, Anne Baxter, James Garner and Elvis Presley. And finally she worked at the Carnation Company in their Public Relations and Communications Division until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of the National Charity League, the Costume Council of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and the Bel-Air Bay Club. She was an excellent cook, avid reader, bridge player, opera aficionado, world traveler, beach lover and friend to all creatures great and small. Services were held privately at Forest Lawn, Glendale. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please direct them to GLAZA ( Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association) c/o GLAZA Development Division, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles CA 90027-1498 or any animal rescue or rehabilitation center of your choice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2015
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