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  1. Diane Marie Disney-Miller (December 18, 1933 – November 19, 2013) [1] was the eldest daughter of Walt Disney and his wife Lillian Bounds Disney. [2] Diane co-founded the Walt Disney Family Museum alongside her family. She was president of the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Family Foundation.

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    A lifelong classical music enthusiast and a generous philanthropist and patron of the arts, Diane Disney Miller was also a wife, mother, grandmother, and, most famously, the daughter of Walt Disney. With her husband, Ron Miller, she founded the renowned winery Silverado Vineyards in Napa.

    Diane was born in Los Angeles on December 18, 1933. She married Ron Miller in 1954, and they raised seven children together. Partners for almost 60 years, Diane and Ron always set aside time to be in nature, skiing in Colorado, and swimming in the ocean in Hawaii throughout their lives.

    Diane possessed remarkable enthusiasm and energy. She was devoted to raising her seven children and was also a lifelong pianist with a passion for classical music, generously supporting the arts. Over the last two decades of her life, Diane undertook an active advocacy to document the life and accomplishments of her father.

    Diane was her fathers daughter, a creative force with the persistence to follow dreams and make a difference. Dianes proudest legacy is no doubt her large and adoring family. Diane also worked tirelessly to conceive of and complete both the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and The Walt Disney Family Museum.

  2. Nov 20, 2013 · Diane is survived by her husband, their seven children, Christopher, Joanna, Tamara, Jennifer, Walter, Ronald and Patrick, and 13 grandchildren. Diane Marie Disney Miller, philanthropist,...

  3. Nov 20, 2013 · Diane Disney Miller, a Napa Valley winemaker and the reason why the Walt Disney Family Museum is located in San Francisco, died Tuesday. Mrs. Miller succumbed to injuries suffered in a fall a...

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  4. Nov 20, 2013 · Diane Disney Miller, who inspired her famous father Walt to create Disneyland, died Tuesday in Napa, Calif. at age 79."We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts ...

  5. Nov 19, 2013 · Diane Disney Miller 1933 - 2013 BORN 1933 DIED 2013 DIANE MILLER OBITUARY NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the...

  6. Nov 20, 2013 · Diane Disney Miller dies at 79; philanthropist championed Disney Hall Walt Disney’s elder daughter fought L.A. officials to ensure that architect Frank Gehry’s cutting-edge design for...

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