Sheila K. Hyatt

Sheila K. Hyatt

Sheila K. Hyatt, long-time Denver resident, passed away November 8th, 2017, in Denver after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Born March 13, 1950, in St. Louis, Sheila graduated from University City High school, Miami University of Ohio, and Washington University Law School in St. Louis.

Sheila married Judge Robert S. Hyatt, also a graduate of University City High School, in 1974. They moved to Colorado where she was a Professor at the University of Denver Law School for 38 years. She was a highly regarded expert in Colorado Civil Procedure, Evidence Law and Gender Law. Her handbook on Civil Procedure & evidence is widely utilized by lawyers and judges. She received numerous awards, served as Assistant Dean, and was recognized as a Law Star and a Mary Lathrop Trailblazer. She contributed her time and energy to the entire legal community in many ways, including serving on the Supreme Court Evidence Rules Committee. 

Always involved in the Jewish community, Sheila served in a number of community roles throughout the years, spending her most recent time as a member of the Rocky Mountain Hebrew Chorale.  

Most of all, Sheila was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Sheila is survived by her husband Robert Hyatt; children Dan (Dr. Mandy) Hyatt and Rabbis Emily (Michael) Cohen; grandchildren Hannah and Mason Hyatt and Neil Cohen; brother Stuart (Susan) Krawll, sisters Jan Fishman and Maralin (Adam) Blistein and mother-in-law Annette Hyatt.  Sheila’s parents of blessed memory were Dolly and Saul Krawll.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80246