Taken too soon by a drunk driver
March 18, 1969 - October 30, 1999
Risa was a fighter, having survived ovarian cancer when she was twenty years old. She went on to work as a juvenile probation officer, helping teenage alcoholics and their parents.
But her life ended because someone didn't know when to say when at a Halloween party. Risa, on her way home from helping a client (on her own time), was killed. The drunk driver sustained only minor injuries.
Donations have been made to The American Cancer Society and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers in Risa's name.