Sharen Marie Howard, age 52, of San Antonio, loving sister, aunt and friend passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005. She was born in San Antonio on August 13, 1952. As a nurse for over 20 years, she was a wonderful caregiver and was known for her bright cheer and smile bringing sunshine to others. Sharen will be greatly missed and deeply remembered. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael F. Howard; and parents, Tom J. and Mary Lou Holbrook. She is survived by her loving sons, Steven and David Howard; brothers and sisters, Jay and Brenda Holbrook, David and Janet Holbrook, Robert and Toby Holbrook and Shirley Rihn; and many nieces and nephews. To leave a note for the family, go to and Select Obituaries.

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  1. Dear Jay, David, Shirley & Robert – Please accept my condolences. Even though my path in life seldom crosses yours, I often think of you and all the wonderful memories of those times we’ve had together. Just as we share those memories, I share your sorrow on this sad occasion. Since I’ve become a nurse I’ve thought now & then about calling Sharen to compare notes & ask her advice. Now not having done it will always be among my deepest regrets. But at least I’ll still have those memories to lighten the load. My thoughts are with you all – Alan

  2. Steven and David, My deepest condolences are with you and your family. I remember all the good times we all had together. I am still in shock about it and want you both to know that if you need anything at all just let us know. We are always going to be here for you two so just let us know. We love you both and again feel free to call any time. Love Samantha

  3. Im so sorry about David’s mom passing. Im one of David’s best friends. I recently met Sharen last month. She was one of the coolest mom’s I have ever met. Im still in shock about her passing and I feel like it has never happened. I will miss her very much and my prayers are with David and his family.

  4. To the family of Sharen, I was so sorry to read about Sarens passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, espedially Steven, David, and Robert. I would like to speak with Robert if he feels like calling. The phone # is 520-9920. Sharen was such a good neighbor and has been missed since she and the boys moved. Wish I could have kept in touch with her. The neighborhood hasn’t been the same with her being gone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Joan

  5. To the Holbrooks, We were saddened to read of Sharen’s passing. Please accept our condolences. The Hansens Bernard, Greg, Gerry, Judy, Jerome, Barbara, Deborah, Jon and Mark

  6. I knew Sharen at a home health company I worked at and she was such a joy to be around. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. My deepest condolences for her sons and her family.

  7. Steven & David & Shirley Your mother was the first friend I had here in San Antonio. Eric went to grade school with you Steven and that is where I met your mom. She was a wonderful and loving person. You boys meant the world to her. Shirley, Sharon spoke very fondly of you. You were not only her sister but her best friend. Though I never met you I feel like I know you. Pleas accept Eric and my condolence and know that my prayers will always be with your family.

  8. To Sharons’s family: I met this wonderful, caring woman 3 years ago when we worked for Interlink Home Health Care. I was the Q/A nurse and she was the epitome of compassion and caring for her patients. She always went the extra mile for her family, friends, and patients. May you find peace in knowing that the angels welcomed her into heaven with open arms. My deepest sympathy to you. Martha Szczech,RN

  9. Dear Shirley, I’m sorry about the loss of your precious Sharon. Seems like only yest. we were goofing off on W.Craig St. and those are the memories I’ll always remember. Sharon always had a smile on her face and an upbeat personality, I can’t beleive she is gone. I remember so vividly how close you,Robert & her were growing up & so cute together. I’ll keep her and your fam. in my prayers. Sincerely Barbara Hansen

  10. I haven’t been in touch with Sharen since we worked together at University Hospital on the Medical Surgical floor. She was one of the many reasons I loved going to work. Her beautiful smile and compassion warmed my heart. I can still see Sharen Howard down the hall laughing with another nurse and I couldn’t help but crack up because her laugh was so incredibly contagious. She was so full of life and this is how I have always remembered her and will continue, I am glad God placed Sharen in my path. I am so sorry for your loss, I am sure there are no words that can comfort you at this time, but knowing she is in a better more peaceful place hopefully will offer you some comfort. May God guide you through this sorrow in your life and help you to continue to carry Sharen in your heart and mind. Sincerely, Carmen Paccione (An old friend)

  11. To Sharon’s Family, I found Sharon’s obituary by accident. I’m truly sorry for your loss. My memories of Sharon and the Holbrook clan have made me laugh often over the years. Especially, the hunting advantures of my father, Jay, David and John Simon. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jackie Mesch Ledford

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