1971 ~ 2012
Sione passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on December 20, 2012 in Murray, Utah.
Sione was born in 1971 in Tonga and then moved to Utah with his parents, Sioeli and Ilaisaane Katoa. He spent his childhood in the Kearns and West Jordan areas, graduating from West Jordan High School in 1989. Sione is an active member of the LDS Church and completed an honorable mission to Sidney, Australia. Sione married his eternal companion, Taiena Tupou Hafoka, in 1993 and they have four beautiful daughters; Ituala Nicole Malakai, Salote Tapenisi, Ilaisaane Lepeka, and Nita Soana. His wife and girls were the focus of his life. Sione was very active and enjoyed lifting weights, football, camping and fishing, and anything he could do with family. He was kind to all and his positive attitude influenced all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
Sione is survived by his parents, wife and daughters, sisters Fatai (Pita) Alusa, Milika (Mani) Fotu, Salote and Lepeka, brothers Hema (Becky), Sio (Tina), Semisi, and Sione Angilau, and many other family members.
A viewing will be held at Redwood Memorial Estates Friday Dec. 28th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., with interment immediately following. A family program will be held the prior evening at the same location at 6:00 p.m.
Published in Deseret News on Dec. 26, 2012.