(11.29.87 - 2.13.22)
Cheauharn “Chewie” Mon left this world for her next great adventure, on February 13, 2022, at the age of 34 in her home in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones.
Her life was filled with adventure from the beginning. She moved from Taiwan to the United States at the age of two and a half, the first of many world travels she would embark on in her life.
She grew up in Arizona and started a series of long-lasting friendships that spanned from elementary school to college, which included classmates and those she mentored. Chewie used the tools bestowed by her strong, single mother, to lead a life of resilience and independence. Always the dreamer and doer, she later moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue her dream of acting where she worked on such productions as; Pretty Little Liars, Desperate Housewives, House, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and CSI: NY. She even landed a role in a Southwest commercial where she convincingly played a person who is enjoying spinning, her most loathed cardio exercise, but like everything else in her life, she did it with a big smile.
When not acting she was also very successful in the field marketing for consumer packaged goods which also launched her love for food. Her way of saying grace was by posting her meal to the gram. She traveled the world touching lives wherever she went, including Tomorrowland concerts, couch surfing through Europe, and even learned to be a yoga instructor in India. Rather than collect souvenirs from her travels, she collected friendships and stories.
She was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of 2019. Although this was considered terminal, the diagnosis never slowed down her spirit or energy. She continued to work and cultivate her acting portfolio during treatment. She never dwelled on negatives and always saw the best in every person. She was always selfless and even during her final weeks, she continued to show concern for everyone’s well-being. Her dynamic personality and generous spirit will be well remembered by everyone and missed by the world.
Along with being a major Foodie and Passionate about Acting, Chewie loved Corgi dogs, even rescuing and rehabbing one in 2020 named Riley.
A special thank you to Brent Harvey, Camille Lindelien, Joanna Bronson, and Tiff Phornprachak who were present throughout Chewie’s last weeks and ensured her comfort day and night. And to Angela Wang for being an incredible support to Chewie her entire life and during her greatest time of need.
She is survived by her Mother, FunYung Mon.
Celebration of Life Memorial details will be posted soon.