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.