Alan Loseli Katoa, 51, loving husband, noble father, caring grandfather, nurturing great-grandfa-ther, loving bro-ther and friend passed away peacefully Friday morning April 27 after a long battle with poly-myocytitis in the surrounding of his loving wife and family and friends. He was born in Ha'utu, Tonga Nov 19, 1949 to Semisi Kakapu and Suliana Fatai Katoa as the ninth of ten children. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served many positions but one that he loved most was visiting with the elderly and the widows.

Alan was a known bodybuilder and held many titles that he worked hard for and was very proud of, Mr. Utah one time, Mr. Intermountain four times, Mr. Spa Fitness America, Mr. Utah Grand Prix, Mr. Rocky Mountain, Mr. Mountain America and placed to number eight for Mr. America in 1981.

Though he was battling for his own for many years, he was always thinking of others that he could help, by having five of his family members live in his home and cared for by his family before they passed on.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Shawn and Ollie Michel and their families and friends for their love and dedication they showed Alan and his family. Norm Goddfrey for taking time every month to come and cut Alan's hair. Dr Michael Battistone and Clinic 2 at the University and Dr. Mark Zenger at Cottonwood Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Vaha), children: Rina, Yvonne, Mary, Francis, Frank, Danny (Veeran), Jim (Sarah), Lynn, Joe; all of SLC; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; brothers: Vili Oto, Sione, Paula, Sioeli Inoke; sisters: Salote, Tapenisi; many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.

Services will be Wed. May 2, 2001, 11a.m. at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. Friends may call Tues. 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services at Redwood Memorial Estates.

"Loseli, may you rest in peace now and always watch over us." We all will miss you. We all love you very much, you will always be in our hearts forever. Love all your kids.