Born in Busan, Korea, she came to Washington state with only her husband, newborn daughter, and a dream for a better life.
A compassionate, generous, and fearless woman, Bong never hesitated to extend a helping hand to a person in need.
She believed in standing up for what is right and supporting the ones she loved.
Her unparalleled energy and enthusiasm for life was infectious and always memorable.
A woman of unique style and class, Bong never apologized for being herself.
Proud Mother of four daughters, Bong beamed with joy with the birth of each of her four grandchildren.
Owner and operator of multiple Spokane businesses, she always wanted to better the communities she served.
She rewarded academic achievement by providing scholarships to local students.
She would often display report cards with high marks at her store.
In recent years, a fire destroyed her West Central grocery.
Rather than retiring, Bong reinvested in the community she had grown to love and rebuilt the store, bigger and better, despite inadequate insurance funds.
“Never give up in the face of devastation.
You can rebuild your life easy when you have good people who support you.”
For nearly 40 years, Bong tirelessly worked to support her family and community.
Through honest hard work and dedication, she realized her dream to live a better life.
Her devoted husband (Chin), admiring daughters (Hee Rae, Shilla, Christina, Sara), and adoring grandchildren (Mina, Austin, Brendan, Ethan) deeply mourn her loss and are determined to honor her legacy by living the best life…enjoying each day.
Mommy, may you enjoy your Zumba classes with God.