Sharon Ambrose at a forum for candidates for the Ward 6 council seat. She represented the ward on the council for 10 years. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post)

Sharon Ambrose, who served on the D.C. Council for 10 years, died Saturday night at George Washington University Hospital. She was 77 and lived in the District.

Her daughter Ellen said she had had several illnesses.

Sharon Ambrose at a forum for candidates for the Ward 6 council seat. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post)

Mrs. Ambrose was elected to the council from Ward 6 in 1997, and re-elected twice to four-year terms. She headed the council committee on economic development.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called her “a champion for District families, strong neighborhoods, and public safety.”