Anne Compton Finn Shoemaker
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Anne Compton Finn Shoemaker
  • September 6, 1940 - April 15, 2017
  • Alexandria, Virginia

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Anne Finn Shoemaker
On Saturday, April 15, 2017, Anne Finn Shoemaker died peacefully at her home in Alexandria, VA. A long time resident of the Mount Vernon community, she is survived by her husband of 55 years Sidney L. Shoemaker of Alexandria, VA and her daughters Mandi Maier of Alexandria, VA and Tara Mickelson of Williamsburg, VA.
She is also survived by her sisters Victoria Finn of Philadelphia, PA and Richie Reid of Savannah, GA. She was preceded in death by her sister Carol Robertson of Savannah, GA and her parents Richard C. Finn and Mary T. Finn of Saint Simons Island, GA.
Anne grew up on Saint Simons Island, GA and graduated from Glynn Academy, Class of 1958. She attended Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA before marrying and starting her adventures as a military wife.
Anne and Sid travelled all over the world during their many assignments with the U.S. Air Force, including one of their favorites at Tempelhof Central Airport, West Berlin, Germany. There Anne served as President of the Officer's Wives Club Tours Program, which enabled her to travel all over Europe. Between assignments, Anne worked for the late Senator Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia, as Director of Special Programs and Projects. In that role she flourished, her love of politics realized and sense of service continued until her last day. Any opportunity to help another, she was there. After an election loss for Senator Talmadge, Anne turned to local politics in the Alexandria area. She coordinated fundraisers and campaigned for the former Governor Charles Robb, former Lt. Governor Don Beyer, and former Virginia State Senator Toddy Puller.
Anne was also known for her kindness, generosity and kind words to anyone that crossed her path. A devoted wife and mother, her family was always a priority. She never gave up an opportunity to surround herself with her four adored grandchildren, Olivia Maier of Alexandria, VA Gavin, Hunter and Colton Mickelson of Williamsburg, VA. In true southern fashion she made every visit an event.
Anne will be deeply missed not only by her devoted family but also by her many close friends.
A memorial service will be held at Washington Farm United Methodist Church, 3921 Old Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22309 on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:00pm. She will be laid to rest on Saint Simons Island, GA at Oglethorpe Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, Georgia 31525.

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.