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Linda Thater Layton

1946 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Linda Thater Layton Notice

Linda Thater Layton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 while receiving in-home care through Talbot Hospice in Easton. Born June 21, 1946, in Baltimore, Linda was the daughter of the late Murrill and Rosalie Thater. She attended Salisbury University, graduate school at Johns Hopkins University and completed her formal education by receiving her Juris Doctorate at University of Baltimore School of Law. Linda married David M. Layton in 1977, and they lived in Towson before residing in Easton. She previously worked as a Policy Analyst before becoming an Attorney at Law. Linda had a passion for photography, impressionist art, architecture, ornithology, poetry and counted cross stitch. She loved visiting historical sites, and as she and David spent their honeymoon in Williamsburg, VA. She also spent her free time on photographic excursions, playing golf and attending and participating in dog shows with her Briards. For many years, she served as president of the Board of C.A.S.A. of Talbot County and she also served on the Board at Londonderry. She is survived by her husband, David, and was preceded in death by her parents. Lin was an accomplished and widely recognized Elder Law Attorney. Among her many awards, she was a recipient of the "Top 100 Women" in Maryland in 2002, 2004 and 2008 in honor of her professional achievement, community service and mentoring. She was then inducted into the "Circle of Excellence". Lin also completed the "Shore Leadership Program". Lin was honored in 2003 to receive the Maryland Leadership in Law award in recognition for dedication to her law profession and for particular dedication to our community. Lin was instrumental in obtaining approval by the Talbot County Council for the creation of the Talbot County Commission of Aging in 2003. In turn, the Talbot County Senior Center, located at 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, was built during Lin's tenure on the Commission during 2004 through 2006. Lin was an accomplished fine art photographer and exhibited at many galleries including the Academy Art Museum, Easton, the Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge and the Waterfowl Festival, Easton. Along with being published, her work won numerous awards, including the Biggs Shot award from the Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware; the Plein Air Arts Festival - Easton photography award and from the Kent Island Federation of Art. She was represented by the Easton Gallery of Photographic Arts and was a member of the Friday Morning Artists and the North American Nature Photography Association. Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 A.M., at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Burial will be at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.S.A. of Talbot County, 1 South Washington St., Suite 2, Easton, MD 21601. For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 8, 2016
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