Born in Paris, France, in 1932, Dr. King survived the German occupation during World War II. In 1948, she came to the United States to study for a year on an American Field Service scholarship. She returned to the United States in December 1950 to marry Richard C. King, a Harvard graduate and nephew of Admiral Ernest J. King. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case-Western Reserve University in 1954, where she obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry in 1959 and her M.D. degree in 1965. Dr. King received training in psychoanalysis at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute, where she was appointed training/ supervising analyst in 1983. She also served on the institute’s education committee. For 18 years she was a member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies in Princeton, N.J. In 1994, she and her husband moved to Tucson. She was chairperson of the Arizona Psychoanalytic Study Group until it became the Southwest Psychoanalytic Society, a branch of the American Psychoanalytic Association. While living at Splendido in Oro Valley, she and three residents formed a mini-university SIPP (Splendido Intellectual Pursuits Program) that offered a variety of courses to the residents. She was also a member of the writer’s group and organized a series of chamber music concerts with artists from TSO.
Dr. King was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Richard C. King. Survivors include many cousins in Israel and New York, and Robert Goodman, her partner for eight years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wildlife Defense Fund at wildlifedefenseusa.org or PBS (Arizona Public Media), P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721.
Arrangements were made by Hudgel’s Swan Funeral Home.