Friday, December 6, 2013
Diane Disney Miller, 1933-2013
Diane Disney Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt Disney and co-founder of a museum dedicated to preserving his legacy, passed away November 19,2013 in Napa, California at the age of 79.
Diane Disney Miller, co-founded The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco in 2009. At the time of her passing, she was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the museum.
She was well known for her extensive philanthropic work and played a key role in the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She and her husband, former Disney CEO Ronald W. Miller, owned the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.
Diane Disney Miller paid a rare visit to the Disneyland Resort June 8, 2012, days before the grand reopening of Disney California Adventure Park, and posed with the Storytellers statue of her father at Carthay Circle.
Diane Disney Miller and her younger sister, Sharon, who passed away in 1993, have long been recognized as Walt's inspiration for building Disneyland.
So much history ...Dr Lee