FOLAU A MO ’EMAU ‘OFA
‘Evelini ‘Uhatafe Liti was born October 10, 1951, to Sanalio Pau ‘Uhatafe of Lapaha and Mele Tu’ipulotu Manu of Vaini. She departed her lovely family on December 21, 2020. Such a beautiful soul gone too soon. A major loss to her family and many others who knew her.
Evelini finished from Tonga High School, then proceeded to the Tonga Catholic Business School. She then worked for the Tonga Government. She married Sione Vaka’uta Liti on December 20, 1970, then migrated to the US in January 1974, where they raised their children. Evelini was mother to Siaosi Liti, Fred Liti (R.I.P.), William Liti, Rodney Liti, Lavinia Liti and Ititi Liti. She raised her children with love and devotion in West Valley City, Utah, with her husband. Evelini worked for the State of Utah Health Department, retiring January of this year after 30 years. While working for the state, Evelini went back to school, graduating with an Associates of Applied Science.
Evelini devoted her life to God, then to her family first and foremost. She was a God-fearing woman who shared so much love and wisdom not only to her own family, but she touched the hearts and shaped the lives of many. Those who knew Evelini knew that she was a woman of many talents. She developed a love for reading at a young age. She had a passion for dancing, basketball, cooking and crocheting. Her hands were rarely still. She was a leader in her family and always guided them through any obstacle using the word of God, with so much poise and gracefulness. ‘Evelini was a quiet, observant, straight shooter, and a very logical person; traits her children, grandchildren, siblings and close family knew so well. She will always be remembered for her infectious smile, her love and kindness.
She is survived by her husband Sione Vaka’uta Liti; her kids; Siaosi Liti (Michelle), Viliami Liti (Alisi), Rodney Liti, Lavinia Tupou (Ofa-Samiu) and Ititi Kioa (Steveni), grandkids; Matthew Everton, Whitlee Everton, Madison Liti, Hayden Liti, Kaylani Liti, Fred Micheal Jr. Liti, Anthony Amato Liti, lilli Liti, Sione Vaka’uta Liti Jr. Tupou, Mulikiha’amea Tupou, Evelini Tupou, Linita Kioa, Valentine Kioa and Rodnee Kioa, a great-grandchild Houston Everton, her mother Mele Tu’ipulotu, brother Supileo Ma’uhau Uhatafe, sisters; ‘Amelia, ‘Aulili’i, Manufualu, Loren and many more.
She is preceded in death by her father Sanalio Pau (1963), her son Fred Michael Liti (2000) brothers Falakiko Maukava-i-Mua Uhatafe (1994), Tamavua Pau Uhatafe (2013), and recently Lihau Uhatafe (2020).
A viewing for immediate family and friends will be held at Redwood Memorial Mortuary on January 2, 2021, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, followed by a service for immediate family and friends as there are state restrictions on the number of people that can be in the building at one time. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are asking for the elderly and those of you who are feeling sick to please stay home. Evelini’s services may be viewed live on Zoom. See instructions below.
1. Joining by computer
a. Go to zoom.us in any internet browser
b. Click “join meeting”
c. Enter the meeting id - 8019693456
d. A box will open saying “https://zoom.us wants to open this application”. Click “open zoom”
e. Click “Join with Computer Audio”
f. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services
2. Joining by phone or iPad
a. Download the Zoom app
b. Open the app and select “join a meeting”
c. Enter the meeting id - 8019693456
d. Select “join without video”
e. Select “Call using internet audio”
f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services.