Lisa Moon, AD of CATS, Passes Away

Lisa Moon Founder of Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras

June 4, 1952 to June 8, 2024

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Born in Cambridge, MA, raised in San Francisco, CA. Lisa met her soul mate, Dr. Jerry Chan, while attending optometry school at UC Berkeley. They were married at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 1977.

Lisa was well-known in the community as a caring optometrist, artistic director of Community Asian Theater of the Sierra (CATS), award-winning baker, gym-enthusiast, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She possessed a charismatic and adventurous spirit and brought joy to everyone she encountered.

Lisa passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully surrounded by friends and family.

Lisa is survived by husband, Dr. Jerry Chan; daughters, Allison Chan (Grant Weller) and Dr. Tiffany Chan; granddaughters Lily and Zoe Weller; brother, Leonard Moon (Joyce Tom). Other family members include: Dr. Bud Pierce, Carol Young, Shirley Hunziker, Dr. Robert Chan (Louise Chan), Cecelia Chan, Franklin Chan (Sue Chan), nieces and nephews: Cindy Young, Charles

Young, Kimberly Chan, Melissa Chan-Stone, Dr. Christine Damiani, Greg Chan, Kristina Arellano,

Michael Pierce, Emily Moon, and Timothy Moon.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Lawrence and Priscilla Moon, and sister, Dr. Selma Pierce.

A celebration of life will be held at the

Nevada Theater

July 20, 2024 at 1:00pm

Lisa’s family is grateful for the immense outpouring of love and support from our community.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating

in Lisa’s name to a charity of your choice.

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.


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