Theresa Risco Nelson "Ginger"
Occupation:Fred Alger & Company | Senior Vice President and Senior AnalystReflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
William A. Nelson remembers his wife, Ginger Risco Nelson, as someone who always strove to be the best and never did anything casually. They met on a bicycling trip in the Napa Valley of California, when she joined him and his friends because they always opted for longer routes over shorter ones.
A senior vice president and senior analyst at Fred Alger Management, Ms. Risco Nelson, 48, covered retailing stocks like Nike and Home Depot. The job allowed her to combine a love for design with her hunger for always knowing more. "When someone made a statement, she instantly had 10 questions," Dr. Nelson said. Evenings, she stretched out on their bed surrounded by reports about the companies she followed while he made dinner.
Although they had been married almost 10 years, they still did many things together, from buying photographs for their growing collection (she liked black-and-white abstracts) to running the New York City Marathon (they had planned to run it again next year) to shopping for her designer clothes (he would go into the dressing rooms with her and she often consulted him about what she wore). (source)