PHOENIX, Ariz. - Elvira Risinger, 97 passed away on Sept. 4, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz.
She owned Jungle Park Zoo and then Jungle Park Animal Center. She also worked at Michael's Crafts as a cashier.
Mrs. Risinger is survived by her son Gary Risinger; daughter Sherri Nowak, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother Ferrall Martin of East Liverpool; sister Wilma Pierce of Overgaard, Ariz.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer.
Regency Mortuary, 9850 W. Thunderbird, Sun City, Ariz., handled the arrangements.