Lillian Marie Bounds

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Lillian Marie Bounds was born in Spalding, Idaho back in 1899.  She attended Lapwai High School.  After graduation she attended a year of business college before moving to southern California in 1923 to live with her sister Hazel’s family.  She worked at the Disney Studio in the “ink and paint” department as a secretary.

It was there where she met and married her husband.  Because of her father being deceased her uncle who was the chief of the Lewiston Fire Department, gave the bride away.  The couple had two daughters, Diane Marie and Sharon Mae. It is her who named someone you may have heard of Mickey Mouse.

Surely, if you haven’t figured it out by now her husband was Walt Disney.  She died in 1997, she was 98.

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Comments (19)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Did not that, being Walts' wife, Wonderful post, thanks for the write.  Enjoy your Sunday. Bill Salvatore

Jun 13, 2021 03:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as soon as you started to reveal some history, it became clearer and clearer to me.  

Jun 13, 2021 04:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 13, 2021 04:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... I was kind of guessing who she was as I read along. I saw a special on Walt Disney some time ago and it was clear his wife was a formidable presence in his life.

Jun 13, 2021 04:33 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I didn't know, and figures she would be the one to name Mickey!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 13, 2021 04:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A fact I did not know. What I do know is I will be at Disneyworld in September. Enjoy your day.

Jun 13, 2021 05:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - yes I did figure it about about half way through.  Have a great Sunday.

Jun 13, 2021 05:48 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am thinking that my cousin knows about her since she is a big Disney fan and has been for a very long time.

Jun 13, 2021 05:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - As a SoCal native who did not live far from Disneyland, I did figure it out quickly.  We spent a lot of time in Disneyland growing up. 

Jun 13, 2021 08:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello James! And because of her daughter we have the world's Disney parks.

Jun 13, 2021 09:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James Dray, Came up with it and what a great person Walt was to get so many people to enjoy his parks


Jun 13, 2021 10:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a fun story your shared with us.  As I kept reading the hints were getting more and more obvious.  Thank you.  A

Jun 13, 2021 10:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- Now that I think about it, I do remember that his wife's name was Lillian. I love anything Disney. 

Jun 13, 2021 05:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James always love your historical trivia and funny how some figured it out half way... I guess I am a bit slow.... had to hit the button Mickey Mouse when I got it:))Endre

Jun 13, 2021 09:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thank you for sharing the story of Lillian.  I was pretty sure this was about Walt Disney as well.

Jun 13, 2021 09:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really had no idea until I heard the rest of the story through you my friend James Dray 🙂


Jun 13, 2021 09:48 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm thinking that Lillian lead a very exciting life James Dray . Disney was great back in the day. Just this morning Disney announced that it is abandoning it's family friendly format.... what a sad, sad day.

Jun 14, 2021 06:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Those were some pretty good hints but I still wasn't sure till the reveal!

Jun 14, 2021 09:43 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Moving from Idaho to Southern California sure worked out well for Lillian Marie Bounds.

Oct 23, 2021 04:50 PM