Layne Marie, a native of California and a resident of Tujunga, California since 1993, passed away on June 13th, 2013 after a courageous and vigorous battle with breast cancer. She passed away in the Glendale Adventist Medical Center after surgical complications.
Layne was born to Zoeann Akers (Colombos) and Patrick Leon Herin in Encino, California on August 1st, 1958. Her parents preceded her passing.
She is survived by her loving life partner of 32 years, Peter W. Anderson (ASC), her sister Sheryl Herin Devereaux of Angleton, Texas; her nieces and nephews, James (Temma) Devereaux of Williamsburg, Virginia, Jacqueline (Eric) Carter of Murray, Utah, Bryce Devereaux of Springville, Utah, Brian (Sarah) Devereaux of Orem, Utah, Aubrey (Spencer) Donally of Provo, Utah, her stepfather Donald D. Akers of Indio, California, her stepbrother Brian (Cheryl) Akers of La Quinta, California and numerous other family and friends.
Layne was an honor student at Glendale’s Herbert Hoover High School and had an advanced education from the California State University, Northridge.
Layne had a highly respected career in Accounting and Finance in the entertainment and creative environments at Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, Parsons Engineering, Medco, Aero Vironment, Universal Music, Focus Features and Warner Brothers Studio.
Layne enjoyed a zest for life. Her interests and hobbies included jewelry making, crafts, photography, music, travel and gardening. She had a passion for our deserts and mountains and a great love of her and Peter’s families.
Layne was a gracious and wonderful woman whose love for her family and friends has tenderly touched their lives. She was cherished and will be sorely missed.
Her family wishes to extend its grateful appreciation to Layne’s oncologist Dr. Boris Bagdasarian for his compassionate and professional care.
Her memorial arrangements have not been finalized.