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Elder Siosiua "Josh" Taufa
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1992
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 2013, Guatemala

Elder Siosiua Taufa, 20, passed away on June 19, 2013 in Guatemala while serving as a missionary in the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He died after being electrocuted while rendering service in trying to fix a family's leaky roof.

Siosiua, or Josh as he was called by family and friends, was born September 2, 1992 in Salt Lake City to ‘Iveni Mosese and Sulieti Maka Taufa. He graduated from Skyline High School in 2011. He was a 4 year Seminary graduate, an Eagle Scout, and loved playing football and attended the Navy Football Camp on two occasions.

He loved his 3 sisters, always looked up to his older brother, Ma'ake. Joshua also loved his cousins, aunties, uncles, and ALL the little children with all of his heart. Josh was an excellent athlete. His mother characterizes him as dependable, obedient, humble, never complaining, loves to share, kind, and loves to laugh. His mother also remembers, he was slow at getting a "pu'i" task done but he did complete it no matter what. He will give you the shirt off his back, and will walk with you the extra mile if needed. His parents say that he was so "mata kainga pea ‘ofa ta'efilifilimanako" love his family and others and have that unconditional love always.
When he arrived here on earth his Heavenly home was sad and his family that greeted him here on earth was joyous. Now, we mourn his passing and his Heavenly home is joyous to have Siosiua return to them "With Honor". We are so very grateful for the plan of salvation and KNOWING that "FAMILIES ARE FOREVER"!

He is survived by his parents; his brother, Ma'ake Masiu; his sisters, Siosiane "Jozey", Luluku ‘Elisiva, and Lavinia.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Tongan North Stake Center, 3350 South 4440 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Viewings will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and prior to the funeral service on Friday from 9:00am to 10:30am. Services will be under the direction of Peni Malohifo'ou of SereniCare Funeral Home.

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Redwood Memorial Cemetery
West Jordan
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Mar 13, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126313505
Elder Siosiua Josh Taufa
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Elder Siosiua Josh Taufa
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- Mimi
 Added: Jan. 5, 2016
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
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 Added: Mar. 13, 2014

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