Salote Kalilea Pale Vuki passed away in her home peacefully on August 12, 2013. She was born November 24, 1934 in Lapaha, Tonga. Known for ease in conversation she knew no strangers. Throughout their life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the hearts and trust of many. Her constant nurturing love and faith changed the lives of those she came into contact with. Her gift of joy and words of encouragement will never be forgotten by those who knew her.
Salote’s strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love of family and friends carried throughout her life. Although in the last year and a half of her life she battled cancer, she continued to reach out to others and gave of herself willingly. Possessing a true servants heart, Salote faithfully cared for family and friends through cooking, baking, sewing and crafting. As a woman of faith and the heart of her family, she shaped their spirituality through her tireless Christlike example. She made everyone feel that they were her favorite person. She not only taught that every person has worth and is of value but truly lived it on a daily basis.
Salote married her eternal companion, Sione Fifita Vuki from Koloa and Kapa Vavau, on May 12, 1954 and was sealed in the Oakland Temple on December 14, 1974. Her unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ resulted in her serving two missions for the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter Day Saints. One mission was to the Nukualofa Temple Mission from April 17, 2001 to September 30, 2002 and the second mission was a proselyting mission in the Nukualofa Tonga Mission from May 12, 2008 to October, 2010. She is preceded in death by her eternal companion, her beloved daughter, Ana Finau Vuki, 8 of her siblings, and her parents. She is survived in this mortal life by 6 of her 7 children: Fane (Penisimani) Tuipulotu, Ana Finau (Uate) Vai, Misieli (Luetta) Vuki, Sione Heleti (Situtuila) Vuki, Salesi Kautoke (Jacqueline) Vuki, Taovaonga (Olisi) Lui; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, brother Kisione, adopted sister Seneti (Siua)Tuipulotu, many nieces and nephews. Salote is a beloved lady and leaves behind a legacy of faith and love.
Wake services will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 7 pm-10 pm. Burial services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013, from 10 am-11 am. Location is Canyon View Stake Center, 9119 South 1300 East, Sandy, Utah 84093 followed by burial at Lake Hills Memorial Cemetary, 10055 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070.