Rene Kay Townsend Risinger, 49, passed away Nov. 25 at the Mesa Arizona Banner Baywood Hospital. Rene was born in Casa Grande on Nov. 14, 1963. She attended school in Eloy, completing the ninth grade. She received her GED and completed two years of college at the CAC in Casa Grande.
Then, Rene completed her certified nurse’s training in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Rene went on to work as a CAN at the St. Edwards Hospital for three years.
Rene and her husband Paul moved to Superior in 2001. She served as the Vice President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Dedicating herself to serving the community, she especially loved helping senior citizens.
Rene is loved by many and will be missed by all. She had many talents crochet, sewing, quilt making; but her specialty was cooking. She could cook everything, but Mexican food was her favorite.
Rene also sang in many bands in the Casa Grande and Coolidge area. One of her favorite songs was Satin Sheets.
She was a family woman, giving tender, loving support to her children, grandchildren and to her mother. She will always be known for dependability, honesty and loving smile for all.
Rene is survived by her husband Paul Risinger, mother Mildred Mardell Townsend Walker, six sons, John and Kimberly Risinger, Chris and Pasty Powell, Sauler and Racheal Jones, John and Kathy Easly, Joseph ll and Veronica Ullom, and Paul Risinger Jr., and three daughters; Bonnie Risinger, Pamela Risinger and Paula and Kyle Price, and 26 grandchildren; brother Kenneth and wife Debbie Townsend, her sister Helen Townsend and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Rene’ will be held Dec. 4 at the VFW in Superior at 4 p.m.
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