OBITUARY

Sifaleula Sina Vernon

November 4, 1945March 21, 2021
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Sifaleula Sina Vernon, age 75, of Kent, Washington passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Sifaleula was born on November 4, 1945.

Viewing and Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Her Viewing will be between 9:30am to 11:30am. Her Funeral Service will be between11:30am to 1pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawn-seattle.com for the Vernon family.

Sifaleula was born in Ta'u Manu'a Island, American Samoa. She was first raised by her grandmother Sinautumea Filitaula, and then lived with other relatives before coming to live in Seattle, WA in 1967, where she stayed with her Aunt Fagalupe Mana’o and family. She has 11 siblings. Her 6 sisters are: Lalovi, Sinaaualo, Puaolagi, Pepe, Fa'animo, and Itumalo. Her 5 brothers are: Galumalemana, Alofisula, Solo, Uatoivao, and Feauali'I.

In 1975, Sifaleula met her future husband, George Vernon. They moved in together in his house on Beacon Hill, and she worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. She was blessed with four children, three daughters, Christina, Kathy and Sinautumea and one son, Sonny. Another blessing for Sifaleula was the gift of six grandchildren, Sanae, MarQuise, Gizele, Olivia, Amina and Karaia.

Sifaleula enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were family, Bingo, going to the casino, playing her games on her tablet, and watching her crime shows. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others. Especially the casino.

Sifaleula passed away on March 21, 2021 at her home in Kent, WA and is reunited with her husband, George Vernon. She is survived by all her children and grandchildren, and her siblings-Lalovi, Sinaaualo, Puaolagi, Pepe, Fa'animo, Itumalo, Alofisula, and Feauali'I. She will be missed.

Services

  • Funeral Service and Fellowship

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Memories

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Rochelle Stewart

April 20, 2021

All I know is I am going to miss Mama Fale (thats what I called her) ❤ I didn't see her often, but when I did OH BOY!! She didn't mind keeping me in my place when I'm too turnt up or loud at family functions.

I'm truly sorry for your lost and I continue to PRAY that GOD continues to hold you all through your time of sorrow. I love you Vernon family.



Respectfully

Rochelle "Ro" Stewart

Mark Murphy

April 18, 2021

Dear mom. Not sure how this family moves forward without you here you’ve been then glue that has held us together and its gonna be difficult, but I promise that your legacy will live on forever. You taught me the true meaning of unconditional love and have made me a better man, husband and father. You will never be replaced but I will do my best to make sure that your values and teachings live into eternity.
Love you mom
Rest in paradise

Sinautumea Vernon

April 18, 2021

Mama I miss you so much everyday I think about you everyday I look at Gizele and she reminds me of you so much you have the biggest heart I know and no one could ever take the love that we had for each other away from me. Who knew that me and you would end up together huh LOL You are my life my happiness my joy my sadness my LOVE my HEART my everything I love you so much and there are not enough words to describe what type of woman you are, strong, fearless, amazing, incredible, unapologetic, beautiful, loving, selfless, funny as hell LOL, kind, resilient, charming, most honest woman I’ve ever known and I thank God that you are my Mama you will always and forever be in my heart I know God got you, you will forever be my Angel and my light I’m forever thankful for you and your unconditional love thank you for everything. I love you always I love you more I love you forever

Kathy Vernon

April 16, 2021

Mom, I love you baby chow!! I don’t even know what to say really. My heart is broken but I know you loved me more than any person would and will ever and you taught me how to take care of my son and what it means to love unconditionally. 40 years you have done everything for me and made sure I was able to figure things out my own way and never stopped loving me or sticking by me even if I am wrong. I know you got me and me and my sisters and brother got each other always and you’re grand kids. I miss you all the time. It turns out you are my best friend you’ve always been. I will continue todo everything you told me todo ,take care of your grandson and try to be patient. You know I’m terrible at patience!!! I just love you and I want you to be happy. Until we are together again.Love you’re Baby Chow!!!

Rachel MCQuade

April 12, 2021

My dear mama Fale, I want to start off by thanking you for always being so kind to me and loving me as your own. You always have been there for us! No matter what. I am going to miss you so much, I already do! I am going to miss our bingo nights or our casino trips. I am going to miss you coming to spend the weekend or week with us. I’m going to miss everything about you. I wish we would’ve gotten to say goodbye, this has been very hard for us and my heart is breaking every day, especially knowing how bad Sonny and your girls and grandchildren are hurting! I pray every day that they will find comfort and peace knowing you will always be with us and watching over us! This all happened so fast and nobody is ready to say goodbye, please continue to watch over us. I know we will make sure to continue to make you proud and always do what’s right just like you wanted. I love you mama Fale, thank you for everything!

Christina Haight

April 6, 2021

Mom, thank you for showing me what a strong woman is supposed to be. Your love and strength is what is keeping me moving forward, to get up in the morning and face the day. Thank you for showing me how important family is, and that no matter what, they will always be there for you. Thank you for not giving up on me, and always welcoming me back even when I couldn't always be there when you needed me. I wish I could talk to you one more time, I wish that I can say I love you one more time. I will cherish every memory, good and bad, because it has made me who I am, and I will continue to make you proud. I know you are always here with me, and I miss you so much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

This is a picture from mom's paperwork when she came to Seattle, WA from American Samoa in 1967. This was taken was 22 years old.

FROM THE FAMILY

This picture is taken in Seattle, between 1970-1975. This is Sifale and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY

Another picture of mom from the early 70s, in front of her house located near Lake Washington in Seattle.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

This is a picture from mom's paperwork when she came to Seattle, WA from American Samoa in 1967. This was taken was 22 years old.

FROM THE FAMILY

This picture is taken in Seattle, between 1970-1975. This is Sifale and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY

Another picture of mom from the early 70s, in front of her house located near Lake Washington in Seattle.

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom wearing her hair in pigtails.

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Uncle Galu and George in Hawaii. Early 80s.

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Uncle Bill and George, brothers hanging out.

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After Sonny's 5th Grade Graduation in 1993. Sonny always with the jokes, making mom laugh.

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Sonny, Dad and Sina, posing with the camera.

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Mom posing at a family event.

Biography

Sifaleula was born in Ta'u Manu'a Island, American Samoa. She was first raised by her grandmother Sinautumea Filitaula, and then lived with other relatives before coming to live in Seattle, WA in 1967, where she stayed with her Aunt Fagalupe Mana’o and family. She has 11 siblings. Her 6 sisters are: Lalovi, Sinaaualo, Puaolagi, Pepe, Fa'animo, and Itumalo. Her 5 brothers are: Galumalemana, Alofisula, Solo, Uatoivao, and Feauali'I.

In 1975, Sifaleula met her future husband, George Vernon. They moved in together in his house on Beacon Hill, and she worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. She was blessed with four children, three daughters, Christina, Kathy and Sinautumea and one son, Sonny. Another blessing for Sifaleula was the gift of six grandchildren, Sanae, MarQuise, Gizele, Olivia, Amina and Karaia.

Sifaleula enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were family, Bingo, going to the casino, playing her games on her tablet, and watching her crime shows. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others. Especially the casino.

Sifaleula passed away on March 21, 2021 at her home in Kent, WA and is reunited with her husband, George Vernon. She is survived by all her children and grandchildren, and her siblings-Lalovi, Sinaaualo, Puaolagi, Pepe, Fa'animo, Itumalo, Alofisula, and Feauali'I. She will be missed.