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Charlotte Han Sharp, wife of Texas A&M Chancellor, passes away at 67

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 18:05:59-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Charlotte Han Sharp, 67, passed away Tuesday, December 15, at her home in College Station following a lengthy illness.

Charlotte was born in Temple on August 20, 1953, to Robert and Millicent Han.

She was the wife of John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Charlotte was a close partner in her husband’s long career in politics and public service since his election bid to the Texas House of Representatives in 1978.

Charlotte was also in the Woman’s Club of Bryan, Junior Service League in Victoria and The Junior League of Austin.

She volunteered at Caritas of Austin and Mobile Loaves & Fishes in Austin, and was a member of both the Senate Ladies Club of Texas and the Legislative Ladies Club.

In the early 1990s, Charlotte and John Sharp worked with United Jewish Appeal to relocate hundreds of Jewish families from Russia to Israel.

She was a co-founder of the St. Gabriel Catholic School in Austin and an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, where she worked to engage youth in enhancing their own faith.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 18 at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin, with graveside services at The Texas State Cemetery immediately following.

Charlotte is survived by her husband and their children, Spencer and Victoria, a daughter-in-law, Brigitte, and two granddaughters, Simone and Freya, and her brother, Robert Dale Han Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Charlotte’s friends and family make donations to Mobile Loaves & Fishes at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin or to the Woman’s Club of Bryan.