Salafai Iosefa

  • "I love you"
    - Esther Iosefa
  • "I miss you :'( ♡"
    - Esther Iosefa
  • "I think about you every moment and its hard to face the..."
    - Ata Iosefa Ma'ae
  • "I Love You and I miss you everyday :'("
    - Esther Iosefa
  • "Never met you,but i somehow landed on this page.i am a..."
    - Rianna Nena

Salafai Carol Iosefa, 29 passed away March 18, 2014 in a car accident on the Seward Highway. A service will be held March 30, 2014 at 12 p.m. at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home 11621 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99502 Officiated by Pastor William Tauanu'u. A Community Gathering will be at Whittier Community School at 8 p.m. that evening. Pallbearers will be Talia Iosefa, Joseph Seia, Aitulagi Jr Iosefa, Tinoi Ma'ae, Colling Grey and Mark Pese.

Salafai was born February 24, 1985 in Long Beach, CA to Aitulagi Iosefa and Miliama Talia. The family moved to Samoa in 1986, then to Seattle in 1995. She attended Evergreen High School in Seattle, WA and received her diploma completion at JobCorp in Moses Lake, WA in 2005.

She moved to Whittier in 2008 and began working for Transfield Services at the Anton Memorial Tunnel in April 2012. She was also a member of the Whittier Community Church.

Salafai loved her friends and spent most of her time talking and being with her friends and family. She was a huge Seahawks fan and was definitely a 12th man for her team. She loved fishing with her nieces and nephews. She paid attention to her physical health, so her fitness was key to her. Salafai was LGBT and spent a lot of time loving her female friends. She brought them together. She also had a love of her pets.

The family said, "At a young age everyone knew that Salafai was very unique in so many ways. Growing up she would outcompete her male peers in everything. Her spirit and pride were formidable, and she never wanted to be seen as inferior because of her gender. She always defended women and the poor at any cost, concerned for the dignity of people who are mistreated in society. Her heart was golden and infectious. In our family she was a mediator and a cheerleader, wanting everybody to be happy all the time. We all loved her tremendously and will forever mourn her absence".

She is survived by her parents, Aitulagi Iosefa and Miliama Talia; sisters, Faleata Ma'ae and Easter Iosefa; brothers, Talia Iosefa, Joseph Seia and Aitulagi Iosefa Jr; nieces, Mareta Aitulagi, Salafai Iosefa, Sarai Iosefa, Emery Iosefa and Taliyah Ma'ae; and nephews, Demetrius Fa'ataui and Siaosi Iosefa.

Memorial donations may be sent to PO Box 706 Whittier, AK 99693. Flowers for the service are also welcome.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family please visit

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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014