Born in Ta’u Manu’a on May 24, 1947 to the late Lauifi Tauiliili and Vaipunalagi Namulauti Tauiliili. Tuifea migrated from American Samoa to Hawaii in 1966, then from Hawaii to Seattle in 1970. There he met the love of his life Vivian. They were united as one as husband and wife on February 8, 1974. In Tuifea became the very first Pacific Islander police officer for Seattle Police Department. In 1980 he was commissioned. In 1981 he had a heart attack which set him back and did not allow him to continue to serve. In 1982 he found a new way to serve his community. and worked for the King County Warrant Office. In 2002 Tuifea decided to retire and spend some much needed time with his children and grandchildren. Tuifea Tia priority in life after retirement were his grandchildren. He loved to go fishing, lift weights, and spending time with his grandchildren.. He had a heart of gold! Anyone who was in need for food, clothes, or a place to get cleaned up whatever it was he opend his heart heart, his family, and his home.
Visitation services for Tuifea L. Tauiliili will be held 10am-6pm December 4, 2020. Face masks will be required.