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Mele Minoneti Tuiono

April 4, 1945 — May 9, 2023

Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mele Minoneti Loamanu Tuiono, passed away May 9, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 78. She was born in Tatakamotonga Tongatapu to Sitanilei Loamanu and Meliame He’imoana Funaki on April 3, 1945. She married Sione Petelo Vaopako Tuiono on June 9, 1964, and they had nine children.
Mino was a God-fearing woman born to the Methodist/Uesiliana faith. Then, she and her husband became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2013, and they were sealed in the Jordan River Temple in the following year. Mino adored her Parkview Tongan ward. She spent her life caring for her ever-growing family. Her physical presence will be dearly missed as the Queen of our family. May we live up to her example and look forward to reuniting with her and Grandpa one day.
Mino is survived by their children Ula (Kellie), Kaveinga (Hopate), Elisa (Maafu), Mele (Isi), Ilaisaane (Matthew), Fesi Toloa (Nesi), Fatai (Sela), and Tulisa Sela (Saia), her 49 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren with 6 more on the way; her sister, Siutiti, and two brothers, Fatai, Aisea and Puni Lea’aetoa.
Mele is preceded in death by her husband Sione, her parents Sitanilei and Moana, her son Toloa Lahi, her grandsons Petelo, Jersey, Sione, and Maile and her sisters Sela and Ilaisaane.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Memorial Murray Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah 84121. The viewing will be from 8 am-11 am followed by the bishop’s program from 11 am -12 pm. Interment to follow at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.
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Viewing May 20, 2023 at 8:00am
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Funeral Service
May 20, 2023 at 11:00am
Memorial Murray Mortuary
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