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Heaven gained a precious angel on April 2, 2018. Salote Mae Lauti, 13, passed away at her home in Vernon, Utah following a courageous battle with osteosarcoma.
Salote was born on October 15, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah to loving parents Taimani and Darcy Lauti. She attended 7 th grade at Tintic High School in Eureka, Utah. She loved school and it was important to her to be there and to do her best. Salote always loved having her friends around and was a great friend to many. She loved to paint, draw, create music, write stories and do many other activities where she could be creative. She loved to watch DIY videos and then try all the ideas she saw. Her friends and family often had beautiful nails, courtesy of Salote. She enjoyed participating in the local Roundup Livestock 4H club where she was currently serving as the club president. She dearly loved her lambs that she raised as 4H projects! She was a member of the Tintic High School band, she loved to play her clarinet, kazoo and her ukulele. Music spoke to her soul, it brought peace and comfort during the hard times and joy and laughter during the good times. She knew every song and loved to sing along. Salote had a bright, radiant smile that could light up any room and shine in every photo!
Salote was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. She was currently serving as the beehive class president. She took her calling very seriously and did her best to make all the members of the class feel included and welcome.
Salote is survived by her parents Tai and Darcy Lauti and her brothers Tau and Tui. Her grandparents Doug and Sandy Morgan, Kathy Lauti and Sione Lauti. Great grandma Billie (Jack) Dunn. Aunts and Uncles Mele (Sitiveni) Kauvaka, Losi Lauti, William Lauti, Ama (Pone) Tasini, Taukave (Courtney) Lauti, Lopeti (Carla) Lauti, Tonata Lauti, Anatoa (Liu) Vakapuna, Kepu (Keilani) Lauti, Poukei Lauti, Sydney Lauti, Shawn (Jodi) Morgan, Dean (Tanya) Morgan, Derek (Paula Brown) Morgan. And numerous cousins whom she loved. She is preceded in death by Aunty Kathy Lauti Fonokalafi and great grandparents. The funeral service will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 at 1 pm at the Vernon LDS church with interment at the Vernon Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Friday April 6 from 6-8pm and Saturday April 7 from 11:30 -12:30pm both at the Vernon LDS church.
The family wishes to thank the outstanding staff and doctors of the Oncology Team at Primary Childrens Medical center. Especially Dr. Doug Fair our oncologist who was there every step and called every day for the last 3 weeks and Cathy Haskins our tireless social worker. The physical therapy department at Mountain West Medical center, the music therapy and art therapy departments at Primary Childrens Medical center. Harmony Home Health and Hospice and their caring nurses. Make-A- Wish of Utah along with Chartway Credit Union and the We Promise Foundation. The local communities of Tooele, Eureka and Vernon for all their love and support. The ladies of Vernon for all the meals and visits.