April 10, 1934 - June 20, 2014
Selu Loiola Ika, age 80, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and her family on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born April 10, 1934, in Fakakai, Ha'apai Tonga to Viliami Uipi and Mafiseini 'Emosi. She was married to the love of her life on April 29th, 1955 in Pangai, Ha'apai and later sealed for time and eternity to 'Asaeli Alo Ika in the New Zealand Temple on 11 November 1969. Selu valued families, friends and strangers, she was extremely passionate about teaching and studying the gospel. She enjoyed dancing, mat weaving, crochet and being with her grandchildren. She loved making people laugh and spending quality time with her family. Selu touched the lives of many with her smile and generosity. Although sometimes people don't remember the names of her children, they remember that Selu is their mother, just because of her willingness to share, love and give unconditionally. Where ever she goes she was like a magnet to others, as they try to either sit with her, talk to her, sing with her or simply just be around her. If we ever think of one word that describes Selu....... it is SIMPLICITY. We are at a loss for adequate words to express our sadness. We all felt the blessed opportunity of knowing you Selu and we all know heaven just received one of the most special angels. Selu you have taught us in a way to treat people with respect and empathy. Not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. We will miss you but will never ever forget. Selu will forever be remembered by her beloved husband, 'Asaeli Alo Ika, and loving children, Kailiola (Paula Fisi'inaua), Sione Talia'uli Ika (Mele), Likeila Ika (Monalisa), Linda ('Isileli Tupou), Owen Ika ('Etina), Siaki Ika ('Anau), Sefilinga ('Atimoa Vaikeli), Falakesi (Jason Harris), and her 42 adored grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren Selu also will be remembered by her siblings Sione Uipi, 'Ilisapesi Vimahi, Lavinia Longo Sime, Ane Pasirio, Ngu’atu'a Vaeamuni, Salesi Taputafoki Uipi and Filia Uipi along with countless families and friends that was blessed to know Selu. She was preceded in death by Viliami (father), Mafiseini (mother), Ma'afu (brother), Fapiola (sister), Laukaupo'uli (sister) A viewing service will be held at the Cannon Stake Center, 934 W Fremont Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 27, from 6pm to 10pm. The service will be held at the same location, Saturday June 28. A Viewing will be from 7:30am 9:30am. Funeral service will follow at 10am. Interment will be held shortly after at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N St, (Avenues) Salt Lake City, Utah. Services are under the direction of Peni Malohifo'ou of Serenity Funeral Home, Draper, Utah.
Selu Loiola Ika, age 80, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and her family on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born April 10, 1934, in Fakakai, Ha'apai Tonga to Viliami Uipi and Mafiseini... View Obituary & Service Information
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