Sharon Howze, wife of former Turlock City Councilman Ted Howze, passed away on Saturday shortly after she collapsed near the end of an organized run.
Ted Howze and his family asked for prayer in a Facebook post announcing the tragedy.
“Dear Friends,” the Facebook post reads.
“It is with a broken heart that I let you know that Sharon Howze passed away on Saturday afternoon June 8th at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. She collapsed near the end of a organized five mile run and never regained consciousness before passing away peacefully with her entire family by her side. I cannot describe the tragic hole left in our family at this moment from losing a beloved mother and wife of nearly 20 years. Please say a prayer for our family tonight.
“Ted, Trey, Trenton & Tynan Howze”
Sharon Howze was very involved in the community, and served as a track coach at Denair schools. Her passing has already drawn support for her family as they deal with the tragic loss.
A Walk In Remembrance of Sharon Howze, organized by Treadwell Photography, will take place tonight.
The walk's Facebook page, “Treadwell Photography: Walk In Remembrance Of Sharon Howze For The Howze Family (TONIGHT),” states:
“For all who are friends, family, and part of the community. Please join us in a walk to remember Sharon Howze, a loving mother, wife, and beautiful person inside and out. If you would like to do something to show your support to the Howze family, you are welcome to bring your condolences through cards, flowers, food, or simply your presence to 2931 Gail Ave in Turlock. We will be walking from this location to the Howze residence and leaving them with the family. Please be at our residence no later than 8pm tonight as we will be leaving at 8:10 pm SHARP! It is a mile and a half walk to our destination. Please share this post with friends and family. If you have any questions please call Paige Shipman at 2093458455. We love and miss you Mrs. Howze.”
“For many people it’s difficult not knowing how to help or what to say. Tonight we can all come together to support this family who has supported so many others in the Turlock/Denair communities,” states the Shipman family.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.