Members of the community were saddened to learn of the death of longtime La Cañadan Cardon "Card" Walker who led The Walt Disney Company for 15 years after the death of Walt Disney and that of his brother and co-founder Roy O. Disney. Walker died peacefully in his sleep at his La Canada Flintridge home on Nov. 29 at the age of 89 of congestive heart failure.
Not only did Walker leave his signature throughout the world as a Disney leader but also in the foothill area with his involvement as one of the founding board members of Verdugo Hills Hospital. He remained committed and active in support of the hospital as a board member for nearly 20 years.
Although Walker was not a board member of Hillsides School, he was a loyal supporter and very generous.
"Card and his wife Winnie were such warm and giving people, said Bob Frank, director of the school. "Our school wouldn't be what it is today without their financial gifts and generosity. Card was one of the most kind men I have ever known."