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Uatisone "Junior" Kelemete

October 15, 2003 — February 29, 2024

Uatisone “ Junior” Kelemete

October 15, 2003-February 29, 2024

With great sorrow in our hearts our family announces the untimely passing of our beloved son

and nephew Uatisone Kelemete Jr. who returned to our Heavenly Father on February 29, 2024.

“Junior '' 20 recently of West Bountiful was born in Ili Ili American Samoa to Uatisone Kelemete

and Taiafiafi To’omalatia. He was the eldest of their five children. In 2010 he was gifted to his

adopted father Henry Kelleher (Kathy Mageo) and became the youngest brother of Vincent and

Sonny (Kaitlyn) Kelleher.

Junior, being big in size, had the softest heart to match. His sense of compassion and

protectiveness of his family and friends showed through his actions. He worked as a skilled

laborer in commercial construction with his cousin.

Junior was strong and athletic. Upon arriving at Bountiful his father Henry shared his passion for

football with Junior who loved and embraced the game. Junior continued to play football while

attending and graduating from Bountiful area schools.

Junior enjoyed camping, going to the lake , playing video games, tossing the dog and “boxing

with his dad’s fist” He loved to hang out with his friends and his long time girlfriend Liana

Vaiunuku the most. Junior loved to eat particularly island barbeque and his dad Henry’s cooking.

Junior loved his dad, Henry the most.

Our Junior was taken from us far too early and will always be loved and missed forever.

Survived by his birth mother “Tai'' his older half brother BJ Kelemete, sister Saito To’aono

Kelemete, brothers Maphe Mikaele To’omalatai, Toloumu Richard To’omalatai and sister

Malama Dorcus To’omalatai. And survived by his adoptive family father Henry Kelleher (Kathy

Mageo) brothers Vincent and Sonny (Kaitlyn) Kelleher and “littlest brother” Popo Kelleher. As

well as his many Aunty’s, Uncle's and cousin’s.

Preceded in death by his birth father Uatisone Kelemete, grandparents and extended family

members.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Lindquist’s Bountiful

Mortuary, 727 N 400 E, Bountiful, Utah.

Friends may visit with family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5 and from 9:30 to 10:30

on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Following cremation care, Junior will be repatriated to American Samoa for a private family

interment at a later time.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Uatisone "Junior" Kelemete, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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