Spencer Maluafiti Tafua

Aug. 17, 1984 – Dec. 29, 2018

Spencer Maluafiti Tafua, 34, was reunited with his heavenly Father on Dec. 29, 2018. He was born on Aug. 17, 1984, in Murray to the late President Iosefa Tafua and Siniva Saggio (Damiano).

Spencer was known as a kind, caring soul who had a smile that could light up a room the minute he walked in. He would give the shirt off his back and gave rides to anyone in need.

He was crowned homecoming king and adored by anyone he came in contact with. He is most well-known for how competitive he was in sports during his life. Many of his accomplishments were in football. From All-Team All-State in high school, he continued his football career at Dixie State University.

He had various jobs that ranged from bail bondsman to wildland firefighter to schedule coordinator for Skywest to cashier at KB Express, but the job he loved the most was being a father to his kids. He is their hero.

He is survived by his four kids Tegan (10), Talen (8), Kalayah (6) and Kalista (3), who live with their mother Kassie Nielsen in West Jordan, Utah; his brother Lawrence (Colette) Tafua, their children Maggielou (Chris) Harper and Donovan, of Portland, Oregon; his sisters Tammy (Junior) Hunt, their child Mena, Sandy (Iao) Sefita their children Marlaynah (4) and Meilani (2), and his brother O’Brien (Grace) Tafua all of St. George, Utah.

The family would like to acknowledge all the prayers, love and support they have received from the community.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at noon at the Bloomington Stake Center, 1130 E. Brigham Road, St. George, Utah.
  • Interment will take place in Tonaquint Cemetery following the funeral services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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