Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Diane Disney Miller, Definitely Her Father's Daughter

I have such a heavy heart this morning.  The passing of Diane Disney Miller yesterday has left the world a little less magical, at least for now.  

"Diane was a fierce guardian for her father's legacy who never hesitated to set the record straight opening The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco to bring her father's fascinating story to life. In our many conversations over the years, Diane was incredibly generous in that regard, freely sharing her personal insights and providing details that deepened our knowledge, and we remain grateful for her many valuable contributions to our efforts to preserve Disney history.  She and her sister, Sharon, have long been recognized as Walt's inspiration for Disneyland, a place he created for families to have fun together.  For that reason and others, Diane will always have a special place in our company's legacy and in the hearts of fans."  D23.com
D23.com has a beautiful tribute to Diane today, I encourage you to visit and ready their kind words and you don't want to miss their photographic tribute to her.  

The Disney Family Museum, founded by Diane, also has a fabulous tribute to this amazing woman today. 
"While devoting her earlier life to raising her seven children, over the past two decades, Diane undertook an active advocacy to document the life and accomplishments of her father, who has been the subject of poorly researched biographies and inaccurate rumors. She was also concerned that his name had become more of a corporate identity than a reference to the man himself. In 2001, the Walt Disney Family Foundation released The Man Behind the Myth, a documentary film about Walt Disney’s life featuring interviews with his colleagues, peers, and family."  - See more at: http://www.waltdisney.org/dianedisneymiller
In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the memorial fund that The Walt Disney Family Museum has created in honor of Diane Disney Miller. Donations will support the museum's ongoing education efforts, exhibitions, and programs. Donations and cards can also be sent to the family through The Walt Disney Family Museum, attn: Director's Office; 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129.

A fabulous interview with Diane by the Saturday Evening Post.  A must read for any Walt Disney fan.

Thank you Diane Disney Miller for sharing your father with the rest of the world and in turn making it a much happier place.  You lived a life that would have made him very proud, may you rest in peace.  We will miss you.

Have a Magical Day!
Donna Kay

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