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“She was and will always be a joyful force in my life who was full of laughter and candor and talent that I will not forget. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Don Hahn

“Oh Carmen the stories and the laughter we shared, I will keep the memories always. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Karan Storr - Newhall, CA

“Carmen was a ray of light, a radiant smile, a burst of joy. Just seeing her would brighten your day. Wishing her family a lifetime of warm memories. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Roy Conli - Los Angeles, CA

“My deepest sympathy to her son Robert and her family. She will always be remembered. One of my favorite memories of Carmen was at her 50year mark at...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Sorensen - Cambria, CA

“Carmen, You gave us all a smile each and every day. Your Spirit will live on in the Walt Disney Animation Building for many many years to come. Thank...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas Baker - Northridge, CA

“Carmen you were such a beautiful and graceful woman. Loved your laugh and sense of humor. I have nothing but happy memories of you. My condolences...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Rachel Saucedo Silva - CA

“Carmen touched so many. Deepest Condolences to her son Robert, and all of her family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis & Russell Fields/Blandino - CA

“Carmen was one of a kind! Wonderful lady to work with.All my love to her familyShannon ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Shannon Fallis-Kane

“Everyone who knew Carmen, knew her bright smile and twinkling eyes. She loved being part of Disney and especially loved her pals in Ink and Paint. ...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Alice Dewey Goldstone - CA

“I remember talking to Carmen about a different position I was thinking of applying for at Disney. She was so encouraging. She told me "you already...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Doeri Welch - Burbank, CA

“Oh my memories of Carmenita. 47 years of them! I learned SO many things from her, including how to drink a proper martini. Always in control and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Robyn Roberts Parra - Burbank, CA

“Our deepest condolences. Carmen was a true ray of sunshine ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dan Cooper - Valencia, CA


Carmen Sanderson was born March 2, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, and celebrated a landmark animation career at the Walt Disney Studios, spanning over 55 years within various disciplines of the Studio's Inking & Painting Department. Carmen grew up in LA and studied art in school while working at a local candy factory near her home.

Remembered for her quick wit, boisterous laughter, tiny stature and larger-than-life personality, Carmen was a vibrant spirit and instant friend to all. Carmen passed peacefully on Friday October 6th, 2017 at the age of 90. Her son, Robert Sanderson, her sister Mary McLaughlin, and brother Robert de la Torre survive her.

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