Aubrey Jackson Lynn Sr., 71, a retired government official and an amateur photographer and painter who won several awards in local art shows, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Falls Church.

Mr. Lynn was born in Washington and attended old Central High School and the Emerson Institute. In the early 1930s, he worked for the old Carlton and Wardman Park hotels, where he was a mail clerk, a cashier and an auditor.

In 1935, he joined the General Accounting Office as an auditor. During World War II, he worked with the Office of Inter-American Affairs, which sent him briefly to Bolivia, and then with the War Assets Administration.

In 1948, he left the government and was a salesman at the old Windridge and Handy Buick dealership in Arlington. When the firm subsequently became Steward Buick, Mr. Lynn worked for it under that management as well. He returned to federal service in 1958 and joined the Department of the Air Force, where his duties included graphics and logistics. He retired in 1971.

A resident of Falls Church, Mr. Lynn was a photographer who won prizes for his color pictures in competitions in Falls Church, Vienna and Manassas. He also was a self taught painter. His landscapes and still lifes won awards in local shows in Northern Virginia.

Mr. Lynn's first wife, the former Virginia H. Kimmel, died in 1952.

Survivors include his wife, the former Donna I. Copeland, who he married in 1952, of Falls Church; two children, Letitia Virginia Lombardelli of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Aubrey Jackson Jr. of Alexandria, and two grandsons.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington.