Disneyland Legend, Beverly Butrum Passes Away at 88
During her years at the One-of-a-Kind Shop and later at the Disneyland Art Gallery, Beverly became friends with the artists and “Imagineers” of Walt Disney Productions, including Walt Disney’s brother, Roy. In fact, Roy Disney told Beverly in confidence, that they were secretly buying orange groves in Florida to build what would eventually become Walt Disney World. Beverly became the expert in residence for all things Disneyana. Park visitors would grow up and bring their children to meet her and hear her stories about the history of Walt Disney’s original park and its creative team. After 37 years with Disneyland, Beverly retired in 2003. Hundreds attended her retirement celebration at Cafe Orleans and she was given a Main Street USA window in her honor. Full story here: http://www.disneybymark.com/2013/02/17/disneyland-legend-beverly-butrum-passes-88/
Re: Disneyland Legend, Beverly Butrum Passes Away at 88
Aww, Rest in Peace. I am Glad I was lucky enough to meet her.