Meredith A. <I>Boyington</I> Disney

Meredith A. Boyington Disney

Birth
USA
Death 2 Feb 1998 (aged 90)
USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Holy Redeemer Mausoleum Chapel 2nd floor level
Memorial ID 7319432 · View Source
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MEREDITH A. DISNEY was the wife of Raymond Arnold Disney. Raymond was an older brother of Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney). Raymond's parents were Elias Charles Disney and Flora Call Disney

Her sons are Charles Elias Disney and Daniel Harwood Disney. Meredith's late daughter-in-law was married to Charles Elias and she was Mary Elizabeth O'Brien Disney and Meredith had one grandson who was Charles Roy "Charlie" Disney. Both lost their lives in an automobile mishap many years earlier.

Later, after Meredith had passed away in 1998 her son Charles Elias Disney adopted Cristian Petrea in 1999 when he was five years of age after his parents who were Lucian (Luke) and Maria Petrea, both died in a circus accident and he became Cristian Petrea Disney. Cristian passed away on May 10, 2018 at the age of 24 after suffering cardiomegaly or enlarged heart.

Other close family included three brothers-in-law Herbert Arthur Disney (Louise), Roy Oliver Disney (Edna), Walter Elias Disney (Lillian) and one sister-in-law Ruth Flora Disney Beecher (Theodore).

Meredith Disney was a music teacher and she was an accomplished pianist, violinist, composer and lyricist for many years. She was the co-founder of LodeStar Pictures, an early private feature film financing enterprise. This enterprise originated in Kansas City and then to Los Angeles and moved to Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood and then to Walt Disney Productions in Burbank and finally was in the historic First National Building on Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard until the entity merged with another film company many years ago.

Meredith was quite active in the Roman Catholic Church and she served with Roy Edward and Patricia Ann Disney, among many others, on the original committee that was organized to assist and advise +Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, to build the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Sadly, she passed away before the new Cathedral was dedicated in 2002. She was also quite active with Catholic Charities and Meredith and her very close lifetime friend who was actress Rosalind Russell raised many funds for numerous Catholic and other philanthropies. When Meredith had converted to Roman Catholicism, Rosalind Russell was her sponsor.

She actively supported the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and she worked with Lillian Disney and Diane Disney Miller raising funds for the new Walt Disney Concert Hall also in downtown Los Angeles. She was also a longtime close friend to Edna Francis Disney and Patricia "Patty" Disney and many others. Meredith always was cheerful and so generous and she was always willing to encourage others to "do their very best with everything in their lives!"

Meredith was a strong supporter of the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children (later named the Shriner's Hospital for Children) in Los Angeles as her husband Raymond Arnold Disney was an active Mason and Shriner for many years! Also, she supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that was originally founded by longtime close friend Danny Thomas!

Much of Meredith Disney's biography can be found in the Disney2Disney.com website.

(Autobiography by Meredith A. Disney & final biography by Daniel H. Disney)Alvah M. Fisher was married to Charles W. Fisher and together they had one son James Fisher. Her grandchildren were Jeff Fisher and Jennifer Fisher. Her daughter-in-law was Phyllis Fisher.

Following the passing of her husband Charles W. Fisher in 1967, she remarried her first husband who was Raymond Arnold Disney in 1969. Meredith and Raymond were originally married in 1935.

(Biographical information made available by Disney biographers in Burbank, California)


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"YOU ARE LOVED BY EVERYONE YOU TOUCHED. YOU ARE NOW IN THE COMPANY OF JESUS AND HIS MOTHER AND ALL OF THE SAINTS OF GOD." Expressed by Father Edward M. Foster, an Irish Catholic Priest friend in County Cork, Ireland.

Gravesite Details Meredith A. Disney's crypt in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Holy Redeemer Mausoleum Chapel) in Culver City, California is quite beautiful. Fresh flowers are regularly placed in the flower holder on the face of the marble crypt by her sons and friends
  • Created by: Daniel H. Disney
  • Added: 1 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7319432
  • Charles Elias Disney
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Meredith A. Boyington Disney (17 Oct 1907–2 Feb 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7319432, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Daniel H. Disney (contributor 47900313) .