LISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINNLISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINN Lisa Lani Chinn, 53, of Mercer Island, WA, died February 20, 2014, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Lisa was born in Wahiawa, the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Her varied career included work as an advertising account executive, human resources Manager at Allstate Insurance and Precor, real estate agent and volunteer coordinator at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA. After retiring from her full time work, she also helped her husband Keith in the family construction business building, remodeling and managing several residential properties. She shared her love of golf with inner-city youth through the Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation based at Jefferson Golf course in Seattle where, for more than a dozen years, she tirelessly recruited mentors, rustled up equipment and organized the annual fundraising golf tournament. In 2013, Lisa and Bogey Bear were recognized by the Northwest Asian Weekly with a Visionary Award. Lisa also loved entertaining family and friends at her Mercer Island home. Lisa is survived by her husband Keith Chinn of Mercer Island, daughters Lindsay and Haley, parents Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, sisters Lori Matsukawa (Larry Blackstock) of Bellevue, Liane Voss (Bruce) of Kailua, in-laws Dickson and Nellie Chinn of Bellevue, brothers-in-law Jeffrey Chinn (Joanie) of Redmond, Layne Chinn of Mercer Island, six nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Donations in Lisa's honor may be made to Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation, PO Box 18825 Seattle, 98118.
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