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Obituary: Benjamin K. Hoopiiaina

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ST. GEORGE, UTAH-- Benjamin Kalani Hoopiiaina, age 79, died Monday, July 24, 2000.

He was born January 31, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Benjamin and Caroline Fia Sattelli.

He is married to Laura Thayn. Mr. Hoopiiaina was a professional tile setter and has lived in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, Twin Falls, Idaho and for the past 10 years in the St. George area.

He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting, boating and visiting Mesquite and Las Vegas. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the LDS Church.

Surviving family include his wife of St. George, UT; Two daughters and two sons: Kathy Bruner and Barbara Holt, both of West Valley City, UT, Gary Hoopiiaina, Salt Lake City; Lani Benjamin Hoopiiaina, Pascol, WA, seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Clifford Hoopiiaina of Murray, Utah.

Private family service will be held.

Arrangements under the direction

of the Metcalf Mortuary, 673-4221.