Adonias Masinaele’elelafetu Lopez ( 7 years old ) passed away on July 8, 2021, in West Jordan, Utah He was born on October 28, 2013, in Midland, Texas to Rosanna Florence Lealaitafea and Steven Ray Lopez.

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Nias had a passion for eating pizza and Nutella, playing his play station, dressing up as his favorite character for Halloween and making tik toks, even though he only posted twice. He was a natural athlete, being able to pick up any sport. He had a fondness for the ocean, boogie boarding and singing to his favorite songs. A sweet friendly boy, he was able to make friends with anyone and everyone. One of the best things about Nias was how he adored being with his family. He always looked forward to annual family camping trips in Flaming Gorge. Dancing and playing with cousins, he was always filled with joy and laughter. He relished the times spent with his Grandma Lori on the VR and waffles in the morning. But most of all, he loved his morning kisses with his momma and random sayings of “I Love You!”.

He is survived by his mother Rosanna Lealaitafea; father Steven Lopez (Ariel); his 2 older sisters Arabella and Caileana (Freya); 2 younger half brothers Ezekiel and Keanu; his grandparents Lester Lealaitafea (Selena), Lori Lopez (Valdez), and Nick Lopez (Diana), Andrew

Salgado Jr. (Alma).

He is preceded in death by Grandma Caila, Great grandma Mae, Great Grandpa Norbert and cousin Keikionalani and cousin Jesse Marquez.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm with a viewing one hour prior to services at Lake Hills Mortuary; 10055 S State Street, Sandy, Utah. Interment to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery; 4800 N 650 E, Provo, Utah.



Saturday, Jul. 17, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary
10055 S State St
Sandy, UT 84070

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jul. 17, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary
10055 S State St
Sandy, UT 84070

Services Handled By

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

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Jul 12, 2021

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We were saddened to hear of Nias's death. Vernetta called this morning to let us know. I looked at his pictures and obituary on Facebook and saw what a beautiful and happy boy he was. What a blessing for him to have such a loving and happy family during his short life on earth. Now he will be in an even happier place, waiting for the day when he will be reunited with the family he knew here.

Coy Harmon , Rigby, ID, US Jul 17, 2021

I’m sorry

Cesar adams , Salt Lake , UT, US Jul 14, 2021

My Love and Deepest Condolences to the family. That picture of him with the wings I think is so appropriate, he was too perfect for this world!!

Ia manuia Lau malaga look out for you Mama and family!! Alofa tele atu💖❤️😇


Ramona Arp Ngatikaura , Provo , UT, US Jul 14, 2021

NIAS was always a joy. so kind and loving to others. Love and prayers to mom and family.

KAREN NELSON , west jordan, UT, US Jul 14, 2021

My condolences 💐 to your family in this time of celebrating your son’s precious life 🙏🙏🙏

Rena Hernandez , Presidio , TX, US Jul 13, 2021

To Lori Lopez and Family:

Sincere condelences to you and your family. What a sweet little guy whose life was cut way too short. God bless you and your family at this time!

Suzy Sanchez , Salt Lake City, UT, US Jul 13, 2021

We loved you since day one and and just know you will always be in our hearts ♥️

Marion and Alma salgado , Odessa, TX, US Jul 12, 2021