Sharon Howell Babaz

November 18, 1946November 25, 2012

Sharon Kaye Howell Babaz, 66, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, November 25, 2012, in a local hospital. Sharon was a Sulphur native and attended the First Baptist Church of Sulphur. She graduated from Sulphur High School in 1964, and received her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Elementary Education from McNeese. She taught at EK Key Elementary for 11 years and did substitute teaching for 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Sharon was a fine woman who ensured her children were raised in a good Christian home.

Survivors include her loving husband of 42 years, Carlos Babaz; sons, Patrick Babaz and his wife Tararra, Michael Babaz and Randy Babaz and his wife Kara, all of Sulphur; siblings, William Timothy Howell, Jr., and his wife Charmian, Sandra Wilkinson, Gloria Jean Votava and her husband Richard, David Lewis Howell and his wife Gail, Debra Louise Curry and her husband Steven, and Nancy Gaye Nell Koonce and her husband David; and grandchildren Whitney, Austin, Reese and Aubree Babaz.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mavis and William Howell.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, in the First Baptist Church of Sulphur. The Rev. David Holder will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 9-10 a.m. at the church.

The family wishes to express thanks to the doctors and staff of Cornerstone Hospital.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sharon Howell Babaz

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Alice Monceaux Maffay

November 28, 2012

Nancy, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Miss you very much.

Crystal Midkiff Luther

November 27, 2012

Mr. Carlos, Patrick, Michael & Randy, I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Sharon. Like Dawn said, I have so many great memories of spending time with all of you when we were growing up. She was such an awesome lady and loved by so many. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.

Deborah Gautreaux Johnson

November 26, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Dawn Midkiff Donaldson

November 26, 2012

Mr Carlos and boys, my thoughts and prayers are with you! I have so many wonderful memories of visiting at your home as a kid and will always remember Ms Sharon as being so much fun to be around! She always had a smile on her face and spread love around her! She will be greatly missed!

November 26, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow! Love, John and Theresa Drost