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Fogafalelua Suamatai'a

August 2, 1950 — April 6, 2024

Fogafalelua Suamatai’a was born August 2nd, 1950 in Nu’uuli American Samoa to Lokeni Suamatai’a and Sau Mautonu Seui.

He attended Mapusaga High School while at Pesega High School, he met Anna Rosita Stehlin. They later met again while attending college at BYU-Hawaii. On January 21st, 1972 they were married. They then had four children, Tracy, Peninaolemoana, Dino, and Fiatoa before moving to Compton where they were a part of Compton First Ward before the ward split into Long Beach 15th. Shortly after, we were surprised with the final addition Ryon.

In 1990, along with all five of their children, they moved to Utah for better medical care for Tracy.  Tracy passed away on November 14, 1995, due to complications with Lupus following a car accident.

In 1995 Fale became part of the SkyWest family.  In 2023 he celebrated 25 years of service.

Fale started his love of golf in Hawaii and continued to play throughout his moves to California and Utah. Fale also played cricket. He was active in the Heritage Samoan-speaking wards Elders Quorum Presidency, Bishopric, and eventually the ward clerk.  Fale loved working with the ward youth.  But just as much as he loved his wife, Anna, Fale loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Fogafalelua Suamatai’a is preceded in death by his son, Tracy Leonard Lokeni.  He is survived by his wife, Anna Rosita Stehlin Lokeni, four children: Peninaolemoana Marina Afu (Siaosi), Dino Fogafalelua Lokeni (Jessica), Fiatoa Edmund Lokeni (Shannon), Ryon Jamaal Lokeni (Angelia), 24 grandchildren & four great-grandchildren.  

The Lokeni Suamataia family will be opening their home for visitors on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 4688 Copper Dale Place, West Jordan, Utah 84088 

Family services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Heritage 11th Ward Chapel, 7336 South 3200 West, West Jordan, Utah.   Bishop’s service will follow beginning at 11:00 AM.  Interment at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.

 

 

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Family Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Bishop's Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

7350 South 3200 West, West Jordan, UT

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Interment

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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