...dedicated to remembering the life of Anne Volk Finn

Anne Volk Finn, 94, Shadow Hills resident for 65 years and widow of former L.A. City Councilman Howard Finn, has died.

Finn's lifetime was filled with active community service.

She worked side-by-side with her husband during his tenure as L.A. City Councilman (1981-1986) and prior to that in his business as architect and property developer. The late Mayor Tom Bradley summed up Anne Finn's efforts during the years Howard Finn was a councilmember, "This council seat was fortunate. They got two for one."

After Councilman Finn died in 1986, Anne Finn remained active in a great many organizations. Most recently, she served on the Board of Directors for the Hillview Mental Health Center, the Independent Living Center of Southern California, Tierra del Sol and New Directions for Youth.

She was elected to the L.A. City Charter Commission, 1997, served on the Grand Jury of L.A. County 1989-90 and also was selected as a member of the Mayor's Committee on Domestic Violence Task Force until recently.

Anne Finn took great pride and joy in her family and friends. She lived on her own in the house her husband designed and built in Shadow Hills into her 94th year. Until very recently, she enjoyed swimming and walking on a daily basis.

After receiving her B.A. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Finn worked for the California State Relief Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Anne Finn is survived by her sister Git Polin, her brother-in-law Aubrey Finn; three children: Bonnie Finn, Jocelyn Finn and Melinda Finn; three grandchildren: Demian Wyma, his wife Jennifer Lynch; Eric Marchuk and Sarah Haskell; two great grandchildren: Mitra Marchuk and Collin Wyma; a number of nieces and nephews; and many devoted friends.