Caballero Rivero Little Havana

3344 Sw 8Th St, Miami, FL


Sheila Claire King

July 22, 1935October 17, 2019

Sheila Claire King was born on July 22, 1935 and passed away on October 17, 2019.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Mass Monday, October 21, 2019


Sheila Claire King

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Maureen Duris

October 23, 2019

I remember Ms. King very fondly as my high school art teacher at Miami Coral Park Sr. High, around 1973. I can attest she was indeed passionate about her students.
When she requested volunteers to paint murals at a local home for wayward youth, 3 of my friends and I gladly came forward. We painted Peter Max murals weekends for many weeks. She also invited us to attend an art exhibition where we first saw real art in person, not in an encyclopedia. It was truly an impressive eye opener.
Naturally, when she ran for public office, we helped campaign. We held signs and waved at drivers at busy intersections. We learned that she lost but heard she impressed some who hired her in some capacity, so she left Coral Park. We were happy for her but very sad to see her leave our school.
Ms. King was supportive of my work individually as well, and hung virtually everything I painted in the hallway, the place of honor. I credit her support with my decision to major in art at FSU.
She was a wonderfully creative and inspirational individual, and I’m happy to have known her.