Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2017

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42 SECRETARY-TREASURER NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS GUILD GUILD NEWS Evelyn Lopez Araya (1972–2016) Theme Park hair stylist Evelyn Araya passed away on September 25, 2016, after a short but brave fight with pancreatic cancer. She was 44. Originally from El Salvador, 'Evie' came to work at Disneyland in March 2004, and was one of "the original 29" Disneyland hair stylists who disassociated from their former union to join IATSE Local 706 in July 2005, creating our Theme Park classification. Evie was always "the light of the room," the center of atten- tion, and yet always ready to jump in, help out and get the job done. Her humor and good nature often tran- scended her knowledge of English. She was known to toss out 'just the wrong word' at the right time—often on pur- pose, often accompanied with her wry smile, and often with hilarious results. Evie laughed and enjoyed her 'mistakes' as much as everyone else. Recently, she began working as a trainer—cross- training and venue-training, sharing her vast experience of the intricacies of wig styling and make-up, all performed to the high Disney standards. By everyone's assessment, this is where Evelyn really hit her stride. Always "the Welcome Wagon," Evie had a particular affinity for the new hires, so training them was a natural outlet for her aptitude and personality … Her passing has deeply affected the entire Cosmetology Unit, especially these new members who she touched and passed along the gift of her knowledge. She was good at what she did … and even in the end, she knew it. Evie was laid to rest on October 5 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, surrounded by family, friends and co-workers who all admired her. As a testament to the enduring effect that she had on those around her, sev- eral performers and musicians played or spoke at her service which was filled to capacity. Evelyn is survived by her adult children Katherine and Derrick, her son Nathaniel and her loving husband Reggie. Deliliah Lynn Carrigan (1954–2016) Sister Deliliah Lynn (associate hair styl- ist) joined Local 706 in 1987 as a hair stylist who worked primarily at NBC, CBS and KTTV. Known for her sweet nature and terrific abilities as a hair stylist, she was in demand and very popular with the soap operas and game shows. Although she was only in our Local for three years, she worked on The Bold and the Beautiful, The Pat Sajak Show and (with Dale Miller) Second Chances. Unfortunately, health problems caused her to leave the film industry after only a short time. After traveling to the north- west and Montana, she finally settled in Michigan, where she managed a salon. Deliliah Lynn passed away in September 2016. However, Local 706 was not notified until recently. She is survived by her husband Sean Carrigan. Marie Carter (1944–2017) Journeyman make-up artist Marie Carter was a pioneering female make-up artist whose accomplishments blazed trails for others throughout the history of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. One of the first two African-American make-up artists, she was hard-working, talented, fearless and proudly rose to the top of her profession. Marie worked at all the major film studios as her abili- ties to do all kinds of make-up, from beauty, character and prosthetics, made her in-demand and popular on film and television productions. Marie had an extensive résumé and was recognized with a 1991 Emmy nomination for her work on The Josephine Baker Story with Lynn Whitfield. Ms. Carter worked on well-known films with Eddie Murphy, Coming to America, Harlem Nights and Vampire in Brooklyn, she was the Department Head Make-up Artist on the long-running television series Falcon Crest, and did numerous other TV series, mainly at Universal Studios and the Burbank Studios/Warner Bros. Marie was an exceptional artist, loving mother and grandmother. After she left her career as a make-up artist, she moved to Dallas to be closer to her family and became an author and evangelist. Two of her books have been published: Light Behind Every Dark Cloud and Making It in Hollywood. To quote, "Being black, but young and talented, Marie found life in Hollywood did have its drawbacks. At the time, Hollywood was embarking upon a new era of stars, political issues, technology and African-Americans. Marie Carter was on the front line of it all." Even with health complications from diabetes, her spirituality remained strong and she stayed in contact with longtime friends. Sister Carter accom- plished everything she wanted in life and left this world happy and at peace on January 2, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Katrina Marie Gray and three grandchildren, Triana, Derriana and Andre, Jr. Sadly, her son Andre passed away several years ago. Services for sister Marie Carter were held at the Evergreen Mortuary in Dallas, Texas, on January 7. Her grand- son will accompany her body back to Los Angeles to be buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery, where she will be buried in a closed service. Rest in peace, sister Carter. You made us all very proud. In Memoriam

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