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Lillian Disney

Deceased Person from United States of America

Lillian Disney (February 15, 1899 – December 16, 1997) was the wife of Walt Disney. She was married to him from 1925 until his death in 1966. Lillian was born Lillian Marie Bounds in Spalding, Idaho. She grew up in Lapwai, Idaho, on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation where her father worked as a blacksmith and federal marshal. Lillian was working at the Disney Studio in "ink and paint" as a secretary when she met Walt. She had short brown hair, was slim, and was thought to be very stylish. She took deep pride that he (Walt Disney), would drive the other girls home before her, even though her stop was the closest. Lillian and Walt Disney married in 1925 in Idaho at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity, however, Walt's parents could not attend. Since Lillian's father was deceased, her uncle who was chief of the Lewiston Fire Department gave the bride away. She wore a dress which she had made herself.Her cousin recalled that she giggled nervously throughout the service. She and Walt had two daughters, Diane Marie Disney, born December 18, 1933, and Sharon Mae Disney, born December 31, 1936, the latter of whom was adopted. Lillian had seven grandchildren—Chris Miller, Joanna  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Lilian Bounds,Lillian Marie Bounds
Date of birth
1899-02-15
Place of birth
Spalding
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Walt Disney John L. Truyens
Children
Diane Marie Disney Sharon Mae Disney

Death

Date of death
1997-12-16
Cause of death
Stroke
Place of death
West Los Angeles

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