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Obituary: Matalena Ilalio Arona

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Matalena Ilalio Arona 1935 ~ 2005 Matalena Ilalio Arona, 69, was born Feb. 11, 1935 in Pago Pago, American Samoa, to Ilalio and Pelenatete Lino. She passed away Jan. 18, 2005 at Avalon Care Center in Bountiful. She married her Sweetheart Samoanagalo Arona in 1959. She devoted her entire life to her family and to her faith, the Catholic Church. She was a member of the choir and Rosary group. She enjoyed serving her family and friends. She cherished her grandchildren and the simple things in life. Survived by five children; Sanele Tavale (Margo), Samoa Samoa (Lita), Louisa Dwyer (Bob), Arona Arona (Tina), Alex Arona (Candice), six grandchildren. Also survived by brothers; Sanele Ilalio, Pale Ilalio, Paulo Ilalio, Maselino Ilalio, Rafe Ilalio, Toetofi Tavale, Mose Tavale, Fa'ae'e Tavale, Fa'afua Tavale, Maselino Tavale, sisters; Susana Samate, Elena Sale Isaia, Ana Lotuanu'u, Lydwina Tavale, Sofia Senuefa Ilalio and Akenese Ilalio. Preceded in death by Edward S Arona (son), Lydwina Arona (daughter). Also preceded in death by her husband, Samoanagalo Arona; her parents and five siblings. Funeral services Saturday January 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Olaf's Catholic church, 1800 So. Orchard Dr., Bountiful. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. and on Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. prior to services. Interment Bountiful Memorial Park. Email condolences to lbm@linquistmortuary.com The family wishes to express their gratitude to Avalon Care Center and Rocky Mountain Hospice for taking care of "Mama".