Anne Milburn Huff, a social worker who was an early leader of Planned Parenthood in Sacramento, died June 25 of natural causes, her family said. She was 90.
Mrs. Huff was executive director of Planned Parenthood Association of Sacramento from 1966 to 1969, during the early days of family planning services. She helped transform the local chapter from a group of people meeting in a private home to an accredited agency with offices, a clinic and nine staff members.
"She was always on the phone, contacting people to volunteer and donate," said Dr. James Affleck, past president of Planned Parenthood of Sacramento. "She was really committed to Planned Parenthood."
Mrs. Huff went on to a career in social work, starting with the Services to Military Families program of the American Red Cross. During 17 years with the California Department of Social Services, she inspected nursing homes and traveled often to assist with adoptions in rural counties. She retired in 1988.
Born in 1920 in Newark, N.J., Anne Milburn married Martin Huff in 1944. She graduated from Antioch College in Ohio and earned a master of social work degree at Sacramento State.
She moved with her husband to Walnut Creek in 1991 and had lived since 2000 in Oakland.
Besides her husband, she is survived by their sons, Roger of Chicago, and Douglas of Macomb, Ill.; daughter, Susan Wagner of Lafayette; her brother, Richard Milburn of Winchester, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st St., Oakland. Donations may be made to Planned Parenthood, 1125 10th St., Sacramento, CA 95814, or www.plannedparenthood.org; or to the Sierra Club, 85 Second St., San Francisco, CA 94105, or www.sierraclub.org.
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