Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Manon Washburn, 1922-2012

Golden Award recipient Manon Washburn passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2012. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

From 1953 until her retirement in 1994, she worked as an inker and cel painter for UPA, MGM, Kling, Warner Bros., Mary Cain, Snowball, Format, Hanna-Barbera, C&D, Sanrio, Bakshi, Kurtz & Friends, Filmation, Aurora, Bluth and Cool Productions. She was awarded the Animation Guild's Golden Award in 2005.

Manon was an award-winning watercolor artist and teacher. Four months shy of her ninetieth birthday, her love of life kept her active and laughing right up until a sudden stroke last week.

A memorial service is being planned tentatively for Saturday, July 21, with the location to be determined.

For further information please contact her daughter, Carla Washburn, by emailing yiayia.washburn@gmail.com.


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