Matauaina Mao Tiave
Matauaina Mao Tiave Our Beloved Mom and Grandmother passed peacefully at her Iao Lane home on February 16, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was 92. Born in Faleasao, Manu'atele, American Samoa on January 21, 1929, she married Robert Kenison Tiave Sr., and relocated to Kalihi, Oahu where they raised their family.
She was a long time member of the Lanakila Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved to dance and exercise with her Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) senior citizen group. Shopping with her grandkids and great grandkids at the swap meet, or malls around America was also a hobby. She traveled to Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Tonga and many cities within the United States. She was a skilled seamstress, and an avid crocheter, creating crocheted lei for every special occasion.
She is survived by her 10 children: Tiave Tiave, Miliama (Valentino) Faasavalu, Fiatupu Tiave, Mataaevave (Robyn) Tiave, Iva Tiave, Taoa (Esekia) Motu, Myra (Faatea) Tiave-Faatea, Genevieve (Fiailoa) Oto, Robert Tiave, Jr., and David Tiave. She is the grandmother of 29, the great grandmother of 47, and the great great grandmother of 2. She is also survived by her sister, Falefau Leiato of Carson, California.

Private Services and burial were held on February 27, 2021.
A recording of the private service is available for viewing at:

Her life cannot be encompassed by an obituary,
but her legacy will live on through her family. #TIAVESTRONG

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased