Statement from the Runner Family on the Death of Senator Sharon Runner

"We are heartbroken to share that Sharon passed away today at the age of 62 following respiratory complications. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends.

"Through her life Sharon held tight to her favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:5-6, trusting in the Lord through all obstacles. We take comfort in the fact that the Lord truly directed her path, and she is now home in the arms of her Savior."

The family asks for your prayers and privacy during this time.

Sharon is survived by her husband George, son Micah and daughter-in-law Sandy, daughter Rebekah and son-in-law James, and grandchildren Raider, Hailey, James and Paxton.

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Memorial Services Planned for Senator Sharon Runner

A Memorial Service for Sharon Runner will be held in Sharon’s lifelong home of Lancaster, California. The public is welcome. The service will be at Grace Chapel, located at 44648 15th Street West, Lancaster, California on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.

A celebration of Sharon’s life and many years of Legislative service will take place in the California Senate Chambers on August 8, 2016 at 1:00PM. A reception in the Eureka Room at the California State Capitol will follow.

Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to Grace Resources at