Sunday, March 29, 2015
HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER KILLS BELOVED BAY AREA ARTIST
According to an account by KABC News in the SF Bay Area, beloved East Bay artist named Celeste Jewel Howell, 50, was hit and killed by a vehicle in West Oakland Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Oakland police are searching for a hit-and-run driver accused of killing her as she walked along a sidewalk.
"I don't understand, I hope they turn themselves in, I hope they do the right thing," Howell's sister Cheryl Williams said.
Williams came from Albuquerque when she heard the news and says Howell was a practicing Buddhist, living a peaceful life. "Her belief is that you just don't cause harm to anyone else. You go through life and don't cause harm to anyone else," she said.
Howell lived up to her middle name. She was an artist who created custom jewelry, much of it featured on her website and at a gallery in Berkeley. "It was really great to have her here. She was super sweet and incredibly knowledgeable about jewelry and her work," Natalie Borges said.
"I want justice to be done" Mason said and hopes police find the driver who took away something precious. "She was the love of my life and the world just lost a woman of grace," he added.
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