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Velma Van der Veer ((Faculty -Home Ec))

Velma Van der Veer ((Faculty -Home Ec))


Veer, Velma Van Der
March 9, 1930 - October 20, 2009
Passed away peacefully at home. She is survived by her children: son Jeff of Missouri, son Michael, daughter Julie, son-in-law Chris, grandsons Heath, Kit and Jake, all of Johns Creek, GA. Born in St John, KS, Val moved to Los Angeles in 1953 to teach at Ambassador College in Pasadena. She and her husband, Oscar winner Frank Van der Veer, who preceded her in 1982, founded "Van der Veer Photo Effects" in Burbank . They lived in Tarzana for 30 years. Val has been a resident of Johns Creek, GA for the last 8 years.



L.A. Times Oct. 27, 2009



Frank Van der Veer

Frank Van der Veer


June 2, 1921
New York City, USA


January 7, 1982 (aged 60)
Los Angeles County, California , USA


Visual effects artist

Years active



Velma "Val" Van der Veer (March 9, 1930 - Oct. 20, 2009)


Jeff, Michael and Julie[1]

Frank Van der Veer (June 2, 1921 - January 7, 1982) was an American optical andvisual special effects artist who won (and shared) a Special Achievement Academy Award at the 49th Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects for the film King Kong[2](1976). His career spans over three decades from the 1950s until his death in the early 1980s, having participated in the Hollywood special effects industry with notable films such King Kong, as mentioned, but also The Towering Inferno[3] (1974), Killer Bees(1974), Logan's Run (1976), Star Wars (1977), 1941 (1979), Flash Gordon (1980),Clash of the Titans (1981) and Conan the Barbarian (1982).

Frank Van der Veer was the son of the American cinematographer Willard Van der Veer(1894-1963).


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12/08/15 12:05 PM #1    

Charlene Douglas (Mathe) (1960)

I am stunned to find out that when I was a student, the classy Ms. Velma Van der Veer was just a few years older than most of us! She was so mature, sophisticated and authoritative that I imagined her to be practically immortal. Mr. Armstrong was right to accord her great respect and recognition! 

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