July 8, 1933 - February 14, 2016
Lisiate ( Richard) Patelione Mahele Inukihaangnana 82 passed away 6:51 AM February 14th 2016 in San Antonio, Texas Richard was born July 8th, 1933 in Ma'ufanga, Tonga. Parents: Tuakalau Lele Mahele Inukihaangana and Kolona Lose Emeliana Puamau. He was married to Mele Mosiana Masima, later divorced. He married Patricia Kay Sellers on October 3rd, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Richard was a hard worker, he worked his whole life to provide and support his family. In Tonga he grew up on a plantation where he learned the values of hard work. He often worken away from his family to give them a better life, he went places such as New Caledonia and New Zealand to support his family. Later he came to the United States where he met Patricia Sellers in August of 1973 at a young single adult dance at the old Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah,they were later sealed in the Mesa, Arizona temple in 1978. Richard would do anything for his family. He came to America to give his family a chance at the American dream. He brought his children from Tonga, later his brother and sisters. He loved spending time with his family attending family functions, enjoyed watching his grand children, great grandchildren and taking them to church. Richard loved visiting his children all over the country from South Dakota to California, from Arizona to Utah., from Nevada to Texas. He was always in the company of his family. He survived by his wife Patricia Kay Sellers, Daughter: Kolona Inukihaangana Mailei (Ekiloni Mailei} their children Andrew Mailei (Candice Hansen), Aisea Mailei (Vika Moli) Michael Mailei. Son: Inu Leka Inukihaangana ( Yvette Duscheneau) and their children Haisini8 Inukihaangana ( Alisi Lasalose ) Tevita Inukihaangana (Sunny Purcell) Fine Inukihaangana Mele Inukihaangana Jefferies (Austin Jefferies) Sione Inukihaangana (Amanda Fehoko) Daughter: Pamela her children Beth Inukihaangana Hulita Finau (Lobeti Finau) Son: Richard Edward Inukihaangana, Daughter: Linda Christine Inukihaangana her children Alma David Inukihaangana ( Kassandra Neri) Bethy Inukihaangana, Son: Daniel Manu Inukihaangana ( Carina)their children Emeliana Inukihaangana and Alexander Inukihaangana 14 Great grandchildren. Sister Monika Inukihaangana Brother Fine Inukihaangana Preceded in death by his parents Tuakalau Lele Mahele Inukihaangana and Kolona Lose Emeliana Puamau, his son Tevita Vave Maletino Inukihaangana, Brother Okustiono Inukihaangana, Sister Malia Fusi (Inukihaangana) Tuipulotu The funeral service will be Saturday February 27th with viewing at 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Service 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The cemetery service 1:30 at the Lehi Cemetery. The service will be at the Tongan LDS Lehi 41st ward building at 220 West 200 South Lehi, Utah. We would like to thank the hospital staff at the ICU unit at the Baptist Medical Center and Cima Hospice of San Antonio, Texas. Also, Peni Malohifo'ou of Serenity Funeral Service of Draper, Utah for handling all of the funeral arrangements.
Lisiate ( Richard) Patelione Mahele Inukihaangnana 82 passed away 6:51 AM February 14th 2016 in San Antonio, Texas Richard was born July 8th, 1933 in Ma'ufanga, Tonga. Parents: Tuakalau Lele Mahele Inukihaangana and Kolona Lose Emeliana Puamau. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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