Sharon Kay Kolkhoff Golden, 82, of Teague, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.
Funeral services were from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. The body was cremated.
Sharon was born on Dec. 9, 1940, in San Antonio, to Ruth Estelle (Massey) and Clarence Benjamin Kalkhoff. Sharon was a rare beauty who was Miss Alamo City in 1958, and at 5’10 1/2 went on to high fashion modeling in the early 1960’s.
Sharon was a visionary, a strong, creative, passionate, multi-talented individual who enjoyed home remodeling, carpentry, painting and sewing and many other projects. As a devoted gardener, Sharon loved working in her yard, creating delightful vignettes.
To many in Teague, she is known as the plant lady, who volunteered to plant flowers around her community. Working in the yard was her special happy place.
In her prime years, in 1968, Sharon managed and operated Kalkhoff pawn shop in Dallas that she purchased in 1973 with her husband Samuel Pate. As an entrepreneur, Sharon followed her G olden passion and started a sterling silver and antique business and with her husband Sam and traveled the National antique circuit meeting interesting new people.
Sharon is survived by her daughter Rosalyn (Pate), son-in-law Randy Duke and grandson Joseph ‘Mack’ Reed of Dallas; sister Suzanne and brother-in-law James ‘Jim’ Porter of Dallas; nephew James ‘Jimmy’ Wallace Gilliam, Jr. and wife Mary Ann of Rowlett; niece Susan ‘Susie’ Schneider and husband Rex Gage of League City; nephew Benjamin ‘Ben’ and wife Sharon Zagorski of Avon, Ohio; nephew Richard ‘Ricky’ and wife Natie Zagorski of Henderson, Nevada; niece Wanda Zagorski and husband Jon Jonsson of Vermillion, Ohio; 14 great nephews and nieces; 7 great-great nephews and nieces, and many cousins and friends. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth Kalkhoff; her sister Marcheta and brother-in-law Richard ‘Dick’ Zagorski of Vermillion, Ohio; Sister Gail and brother-in-law William ‘Bill’ Schneider of League City; nephew William ’Billy’ Schneider; and son William ‘Billy’ Joseph Golden Jr. of Port Charlotte, Florida.
Memorials May Be Made To: 1st Assembly of God Teague, 1016 N 4th Ave., Teague, Texas 75860; or Pleasant Hill Childrens’ Home; 170 Private Rd 292, Oakwood, Texas 75855.