Risa Betti Field
March 1, 1969- April 23, 2019
Risa was one of the most dynamic, larger-than-life women you’ll ever meet. Terry called her a “joy bunny.” She was the kind of woman who walked in a room and you knew the party started right then! Risa grew up on Long Island and in Southern California. She passed away a month after turning 50 at home in La Jolla, California from IBC, but she made sure to have a big party and lots of little parties along the way. Risa was courageous, kind, smart, sassy and generous to a fault. Those of us who knew her were blessed indeed.
Risa received her MBA from National University and her Bachelors Degree in Journalism from University of Southern California. Her positions included Marketing Director and Senior Manager at City Search, My Points, The Gap, National University and Hay House. She also consulted for TEDX San Diego. She worked in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the marketing industry and in typical Risa style, she brought so many people together and inspired so many along the way.
She was devoted to her parents, Jean Field and the late Richard Field. And her sisters, Phylis Field and Barbara Field, who spent time at MD Anderson and with many of us in Houston, adored Risa. She was very close to them. She influenced Barbara’s son, her nephew, Adam Pearson, as she had been a deejay in college radio and Adam too deejayed in college radio and still volunteers time in radio years later. See how she influences people?
She loved to take road trips in her Mustang convertible and explore new cities. She adored Houston and made so many friends here. Risa loved gardening, cooking, giving tours of La Jolla, attending live music events, dancing, singing, wearing boas and costumes and making any occasion super fun. And most of all, she loved spending time with her beloved family and many, many, many friends. She was a volunteer for The IBC Network Foundation, The Lung Cancer Alliance and Cause Marketing Conference.
Her friends and family loved her so very dearly. We will carry her in our hearts for the rest of our lives.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 1pm at El Camino Memorial Cemetery in Sorrento Valley, California. A reception will follow afterwards in La Jolla. In lieu of flowers, Risa and her family wanted donations made to The IBC Network Foundation. This special page for Risa is for those who want to donate in Risa’s memory.
Please contact Barbara@writinglifestories.com for further information.