Serafi Siu’ilikutapu Sopoaga Hunt was born in Samatau, Samoa, August 11, 1925, when her parents, Sopoaga Aea Pasea and Luisa Levelevei Fausaiga Taitusi were ministers of the London Missionary Society Congregational Church (LMS) in Samatau, Samoa. She has a total of 20 brothers and sisters from her father’s two marriages. She is the 3rd oldest from the second marriage. She grew up in Samatau, Salua, Lotofaga, and Lepea in Samoa and Fakaofo in Tokelau when her parents were on a mission with their LMS church. While living in Lepea with her aunt, Faati Sopoaga, is where she met our father, the late, Tevaseu Vaefua William Hunt of Vaitoloa,
Samoa, where she had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before marrying our dad.
She attended Leififi school and went on to Teachers Training College. Upon finishing Teachers Training College, she became a teacher, and, she was a darn good one at it, and stayed as a teacher in the Samoan public schools for over 27 years of her life.
Her family (husband and children) moved to Utah in 1975 and lived in Rosepark until her husband passed away in 2007. Serafi moved to live with her oldest daughter, Selena Saofaiga Hunt, and it was there that her dream and wish to return to her homeland of Samoa, was fulfilled. She moved to Vaitola, Samoa in 2018 where she was able, and became an avid traveler, going back and forth to Utah to visit children and grandchildren. Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 8:15 a.m. (Samoan time), she passed peacefully in her home in Vaitola, Samoa with her oldest daughter, Selena Saofaiga Hunt, by her side.
She was married to the late Tevaseu Vaefua William Hunt, and are parents to 9 living children, Selena (Lester), Rita, Rod (Iris), Levei (Lavender), Sama (Debbie), Dawn (Joachim), Aurelia, Barry (Shirley) and Elna. Out of her 9 children she had 37 grandchildren and 67 greatgrandchildren, who all resides here in the United States, in Texas, Arizona, Hawaii and Utah.
Family and Funeral services for our mother will be Thursday September 21, 2023 at the Rosepark 15th Ward:
Visiting Hours; 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Family Service: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rosepark 15th Samoan Ward Address:
1155 North 1200 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Bountiful City Cemetery
2224 South 200 West
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Ia manuia lau malaga, Mama.
Matou te alolofa tele mo oe le Tina Pele!.