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Sharon Louise Tate

March 23, 1952 February 23, 2019
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Sharon was born in Eureka, California on March 23rd, 1952 and graced the community of Humboldt County with her loving presence for over sixty years.

She graduated from McKinleyville High School in 1970. Sharon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Humboldt State University in 1974. She then furthered her education by earning a Master’s degree from Sonoma State University where she published her thesis on Karuk basketry.

Sharon married Edward Tate in 1976 and had two daughters; Shurina and Carena. She was a dedicated educator in Humboldt County. Sharon advocated for underprivileged children and inspired them to succeed. She was a member of the Karuk tribe. Sharon also taught Native American basketry at the College of the Redwoods for several years. In her free time, she enjoyed creating beautiful traditional art pieces, canning foods, and reading novels. She was known for her amazing Frybread and Indian taco’s.

Sharon loved children and was a very devoted mother, and grandmother. She encouraged their excellence in academics and supported their pursuit of personal endeavors. No matter the distance, she made a point to attend every monumental event in her grandson’s life.

Preceding her into eternal life is her mother Lillian Montgomery, brother Julius Aubrey, daughter Shurina Tate.

Sharon is survived by her husband Edward Tate, sisters Nancy Steele (husband Bert Steele) and Susan Jim, brothers Jim Richardson and Henry Aubrey, daughter Carena Tate, grandson Jeremiah Golden, nieces Crystal, Lilly, Winona, Teesha, Sandra, Rebecca, Roxanne, Veronica, Breann and Sarah, nephews James, Bert, Rocky Jr. Nikwich, Lyle Paul, and Jamar.

Sharon was a gracious, kind, and joyful person. She will be greatly missed; however, her legacy will continue to live on through her family.

A reception will take place following the interment at the Faith Center Foursquare.

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12:00 PM 3/7/2019 12:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/7/2019 6:00:00 PM
Bert Steele Residence

381 Fern Lane
Crescent City, CA 95531

Bert Steele Residence
381 Fern Lane Crescent City 95531 CA
United States

Funeral Service




10:00 AM 3/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Faith Center Foursquare Church

1032 Bay Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Faith Center Foursquare Church
1032 Bay Street Eureka 95501 CA
United States

Cemetery Details


Sunset Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3975 Broadway Street
Eureka, CA 95503

3975 Broadway Street Eureka 95503 CA
United States

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