Nancy Piker Martin was born on June 30, 1934 in Hamilton, Ohio, to Sidney and Leda (Shumsky) Piker. She attended Los Angeles High School and graduated Class of 1952. She married Harold R. Martin on July 6th in Los Angeles, California. They had 3 children together, Steve, Glenn and Debbi. Nancy had a keen eye for fashion and began working in retail at the young age of 15 and continued to work in retail almost non-stop. She dedicated her talent to Saks 5th Ave for over 20 years! After retiring from Saks, she decided to use her skills at Belk department store up until her passing.
Nancy was a woman who loved her family. Once her children grew up and had families of their own, she truly enjoyed becoming “Nana.” She was an absolute force to be reckoned with! She was always classy, resourceful and ready for quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Nancy “Nana” Martin was called Home. She was greeted above by her parents, her loving husband, Harold Martin; her son, Glenn A. Martin and her grandson, Nicholas E. Epstein.
Her life and legacy will continue to be remembered and celebrated by her family: son, Steven Martin and his wife Barbara; daughter, Debbi Epstein and husband David; Grandchildren: Jennifer, Robert, Colleen, Barbie, Rachael, Natalie, Chase, Joel, Todd, and Adam; great-grandchildren: Colton, Samantha, Caleb, Evelyn, Nicholas, Nava, Ashlee, and Virginia; and many other relatives and close friend, Julia McGee. A special thank you to the Life Care Center nurse, Dennis and nurse’s assistant, Sampson for your care of Mother. We’d also like to acknowledge Comfort Hospice nurse, Gail, for her continued care of Mother.
Graveside service to be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery located at 2000 Mt. Creek Pkwy. Dallas, Texas 75211, with Rabbi Jeffrey Leynor officiating.