April 8, 1956 - March 11, 2023
Lisa Layne passed away peacefully on March 11, 2023, surrounded by love and family. She was born and raised in Palo Alto, graduating from Cubberley High School with the class of 1974.
Lisa was a National Merit Scholar, excellent gymnast, cheerleader, Junior Olympic diver, talented in Modern Dance, and superb skier.
She attended UC San Diego and graduated from University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior. Lisa was a born leader who brought amazing energy and enthusiasm to all pursuits, including The Layne Group — her organizational and executive coaching company with many Fortune 500 clients.
Lisa’s proudest accomplishment was being mom to her beloved son, Jason. She was hands-on in his educational and extracurricular activities in Larkspur and at USC.
Lisa loved to entertain, go on long hikes, and dive into the pool with friends and family. She was brilliant, creative, fierce, compassionate, adventurous, and full of life — her loving soul immediately visible in her sparkly eyes.
Personally, she strove to improve herself every day. As a dear friend and entrepreneur, she sought to bring out the best in others.
Lisa is survived by her husband Richard, son Jason, sisters Julia and Susan, brother Kendall, and nephews Joshua, Tyler, and Alex, along with the large and supportive Silberman family. Lisa was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Laurie Layne.
Lisa’s unique presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A celebration of Lisa’s extraordinary life will take place on her birthday, April 8, 2023. For more information, reach out to (415) 723-5472
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