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Obituary: Kekumi Feletoa Tua"one

Kekumi Feletoa Tua'one 4/24/64 ~ 9/15/05 "There is always room for improvement." Born April 24, 1964 in Fahefa, Tonga, Kekumi Feletoa Tua'one returned to our Father in Heaven September 15, 2005. Our loving father, husband, brother, uncle, and friend will be missed but never forgotten. Kekumi is born of goodly parents, Viliata Feletoa Tua'one and Mele Pilimilose Itaehau, both of whom have gone on before him. His passion for life and unselfishness will continue with those he has touched along his way. His legacy of "always thinking a-head," giving without hesitation, agreeing without arguing, and loving so many without judgment; will grow within everyone that he came in contact with. Kekumi lived to provide for his family. He lived a life that paved the way for others to follow. He was a part of the foundation for his family that laid the ground work on how to return to our Father in Heaven. Kekumi was old enough to understand the "older" generation's concerns and protocols, young enough to relate to the "younger" generation's troubles, but most of all wise enough to communicate between the two. He is the glue that holds them together. Kekumi attended Fahefa and Jackson Elementary, Northwest Middle School, and graduated from West High School. In 1974 he came to the United States with his mother, Pilimilose, from whom he learned the values of raising a family. He is one of 15 children who strived for the betterment of not only his immediate family, but his entire family, including but not limited to countless nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and friends. He was constantly making sure that no one felt left behind, that everyone's needs were met, and most of all, that his family had the best of the best. Kekumi served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Islands of Tonga. He continued to serve as a Scoutmaster in the Canon Ward and his Granger 6th Ward as a wonderful home teacher, youth advisor, and a ward missionary. Kekumi is the hardest working individual that anyone will ever know. He worked 14-16 hours a day for Roadway Express striving for "improvement," after which he spent the rest of his time loving and helping to raise his family. His everlasting attempts for improvement have motivated all of those around him to do the same. Kekumi is survived by his wife of 20 years, Neilani Wilson of Pago Pago, American Samoa; and five beautiful children, Dennis, 19, sophomore at Boston College, Maile, 18, freshman at the University of Utah, Rosemary, 17, senior, and Kanika, 15, sophomore both at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's, and K.J. 11, sixth grader at Stansbury Elementary; brothers, Hailame, Pita, Taniela Ofa, Loleni, Lupeni, Tupou, and Skylawn Tua'one; and sisters, Salote Vaenuku, Sinai Tupou, Lativia Kolomalu, and Ana Manu. Funeral services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, from 7-11 p.m.; Wednesday, Granger 6th Ward, 3271 South Hillsdale Drive, West Valley City, Utah from 10 a.m.-12 noon. God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree. The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea. The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight. Then God combined these qualities, There was nothing more to add. His masterpiece was now complete, He lovingly called it, Dad.