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Sivia “Via” Loloaso Skipps Wightman

August 31, 1939 — November 10, 2022

Sivia “Via” Loloaso Skipps Wightman, Age 83, born in Pesega, Upolu, Western Samoa on August 31, 1939 to parents; Willie Loloaso Wightman and MaryAnn Skipps. Formerly from Chicopee, Massachusetts, he passed away peacefully Thursday, November 10, 2022 at his home in Lehi, Utah surrounded by his family. Via married the love of his life, Lynn McClelland, on November 29, 1976. This month would mark 46 wonderous years together.
Via lived to bring joy to everyone in his life. As an incredibly talented musician, his lead vocals and music was shared throughout the world. He was a renowned, Hall of Fame PGA Professional, and a lifetime member of the PGA. His love for the game of golf and his passion for teaching, paved the way for generations of golfers. He was a faithful servant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving in the Provo and Timpanogos Temples. He enjoyed ministering to friends and families, sharing his talents and compassion.
Preceded in death by his parents, Willie Loloaso Wightman and Maryann Skipps, and two brothers; Ruland Skipps and Billie “Suki” Wightman. He is survived by his eternal sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Lynn (McClelland) Wightman; son, Tele and his wife, Erin (Rees); their children, Trey, Emma, Kai, and Rees; daughter, Sara Ofahengaue and husband, Kelepi and their children Kali, Helaman, KJ, Toa, and Jordan; Daughter, Juli Erekson and her husband Zac and their children Ellie, Deuce, and Caz; his sisters Laila, Carol, and Pauline; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family would like to express thanks to the nurses of Intermountain Hospice care and the incredible support of loved ones.
A daytime viewing will be held at 9:00-11:00 AM followed by The Funeral Service at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Friday, November 18, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 828 S Center St, Lehi, UT 84043.
Private Interment will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84123.
To participate in the services via live stream, please visit Via’s obituary page on MemorialUtah.com.
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Viewing November 18, 2022 at 9:00-11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 828 S Center St, Lehi, UT 84043





Funeral Service
November 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 828 S Center St, Lehi, UT 84043
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