Frances Lohman Polk died on February 16, at the age of 87. She was born October 20, 1929, to Milton Finke and Sally Bettens, and was a native of New York City and Westchester County. She lived for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the last six years, Fran lived in Austin, Texas, where her two sons reside.
She was a devoted teacher of English and theater arts at the elementary, secondary and college levels. Her many talents included sketching and classical piano, in addition to lifelong writing of plays, poems and fiction. She graduated from Hunter College in 1950, and received Masters degrees in Fine Arts from NYU and Columbia University.
A scholar of Shakespeare, Freud and Woody Allen, Fran was known for her wit, intelligence and commitment to social justice issues. She is survived by sons James and Peter Lohman and daughter-in-law Sondra Lomax of Austin, Texas, and grandson Jacob, of Portland, Oregon.