Remembering Sharon Disney Lund

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On this date back in 1993, Sharon M. Disney Lund, the second daughter of the late Walt Disney, passed away from complications of cancer at the age of 56.

She had been a director of The Walt Disney Company since 1984 and an officer of Retlaw Enterprises Inc., a successor to the corporation her father organized in 1952 for certain personal business ventures. (California Institute of the Arts will later rename its school of dance THE SHARON DISNEY LUND SCHOOL OF DANCE following a gift of $11 million from the Sharon D. Lund Foundation.)

In 1992, Mrs. Lund told Forbes magazine that the Disney children were never “raised with the idea that (her father) was a great man. He was Daddy. He went to work every morning. He came home every night.”

Widowed and divorced, she was survived by three children from those two marriages, her mother, Lillian, and an older sister, Diane Disney Miller.

*Some info from thisdayindisneyhistory.com

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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