October 25, 2015 - May 29, 2018
Tevita Puniani Maile chose Mele Valerie ‘Iloa and Tasman William Maile as his wonderful earthly parents. He was born on October 25, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Puniani has three loving siblings: an older brother, Monson Hinckley, and two sisters, Geneva Italia and Katalina Siola’a. Puniani was certainly the light of his family. He absolutely kept the family together with his love and welcoming attitude. He was full of life and was such a character. He greeted every person he met with his contagious smile and upbeat energy. The memories he has left with his family and friends will forever be cherished and held dearly. On May 29, 2018, Tevita Puniani Maile returned to his heavenly home where he will be received by many family members, including his great grandpas Sakeasi Fehi’osi ‘Iloa, Kilisimasi Langi and Tevita Puniani Maile, and great grandma Sela Havili. In addition to his immediate family, Puniani is survived by his grandparents Lita Ta’ufo’ou and Sione Tangilima Maile, and Tule Laota and Uoleni ‘Iloa; great grandmas Mele Taiamoni Langi and Mele Uini ‘Iloa; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Puniani’s brief earthly life reflected joy and peace as the Lord reaffirms, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27. Puniani’s parents would like to thank the Jordan Valley Hospital and Primary Children’s hospital and their staff members for their effort, caring, and support. To families, extended families, friends, and all of you who have supported us, “malo ‘aupito and ‘ofa lahi atu.” We are indeed grateful for your thoughts, prayers, time, and outpouring of love. To my baby, Puniani, here’s my last lullaby: “Ko Sisu pe na’ane hange ha ki’i tamasi’i. Na’ane ma’a mo angamalu, ko e angalelei ia. Tau feinga ke tau hange pe ko ia. Fanga ki’i tamaiki. Feinga, feinga, feinga.” Mohe a, my precious child. –Mommy. The viewing will be held Wednesday, June 6, at the Cannon Stake Center, 934 Fremont Avenue, Salt Lake City, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. The funeral service will follow immediately afterward. Interment will be at Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City.
Tevita Puniani Maile chose Mele Valerie ‘Iloa and Tasman William Maile as his wonderful earthly parents. He was born on October 25, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Puniani has three loving siblings: an older brother, Monson Hinckley, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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