Sherri King was a rare jewel… passionate, creative and adventurous. Whether having drinks with Diego Rivera in Mexico City or dancing with Trevor Howard in Tahiti during the filming of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’, she lived life to the fullest.
Sherri was a survivor who trod lightly and without bitterness, considering the difficulties life dealt her. She had an uncanny eye for things of beauty, both hidden and in plain sight, and an impeccable color sense and aesthetic. All Sherri’s talents and experiences and sensitivities went into her mosaic art, a passion that lasted from the late 50’s to the day before her final illness.
Sherri was known for her beauty, her flirtatiousness, her effortless elegance, her unerring style, her needle-sharp wit that could undermine pomposity without the victim entirely understanding what had happened, her creative talent, her graciousness and humor, her touching and rather vulnerable need for self-assurance, but above all else her lovingness and loyalty. As her daughter, I can only hope to inherit a small portion of her style, grace and passion.
When we were growing up, my mom had a hot car and she was a great driver. There was a narrow, curvy road near our house and my brother and I would encourage her to drive really fast. My brother, Jerry, is gone now but I know he’d join me one more time, calling out, “Let her go, Mom, let her go!”
In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation may be made in Sherri King’s name to the Creative Arts Center of Dallas via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org