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Belle Korn

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September 28, 1914 - May 26, 2015 Belle Korn passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on May 26, 2015. She kept her wonderful sense of humor and her great wit to the end. Preceded in death by many of her contemporaries and by her beloved husband, Harry Korn, Belle continued to embrace a full life. Belle was born Belle Wyman on September 28, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri to Blanche Blatt Wyman and Jacob Wyman. She was the beloved youngest sister of three brothers Joseph, Louis and Sidney. She met her husband Harry during a visit to Los Angeles and they married in 1938. They lived the first 33 years of their 52 year marriage in Los Angeles where they made many lifelong friends and brought up their two sons, Steve and Don. Belle and Harry moved to Palm Springs in 1971 where they enjoyed retirement by hiking, entertaining and traveling. Beyond her longevity, Belle was unique because of her engaging personality and the infectious enjoyment she derived from being with family and friends. She enjoyed throwing and attending parties, none more so than her 100th birthday bash. Throughout her life she maintained a large circle of friends, both old and new. They loved Belle, as did her family, for her forward-looking spirit and legendary generosity. The family would like to especially thank Felina de la Cruz, Belle's caregiver, friend, closest confidante and extended family member. Also very special thanks to Luz Tiglao and Reggie Munroe, (Felina's sisters), Otilia Hurrado and more recently, Jade Gemora and Melanie Ridge of Hospice. Belle was preceded in death by husband Harry and brothers Sid, Lou and Joe. She is survived by her sons Steve Korn (wife Jan) of Bainbridge Is., WA and Don Korn (wife Ingrid) of Sanibel Is., FL. Also nephews Dan Wyman (wife Susan, son Jason, daughter Alisa) and Dave Wyman (daughters Nora and Rebecca and her husband Lee Gold). Rebecca's daughter Willa Belle, is Belle's grandniece.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 30 to June 1, 2015
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