Avau Sofai Buttel, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Luma, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Frank Jr., Norman and Clay; daughters Elizabeth Muafono and Julia Dunn; sisters Maria Palenapa, Palepa Matu'u, and Pelena, Nia and Ma Kevita; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-granchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie stake center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased