Fifita Ofa Ki Amelika Schaumkel Price passed
away April 14, 2017, only five weeks following her beloved
husband Keith Price's passing in San Diego, California.
Ofa was born August 29, 1937 in Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga
to Olga Emilie Wolfgramm and Frank Strantz Schaumkel. Ofa
is the second child of five children - Louise, Rona, Lambert,
and Martha. Our one and only brother unfortunately died
at 2 1/2 years. The Schaumkel children were educated at
the Catholic school where they were taught in English. Ofa,
Louise, and Rona were very active in playing Tongan style
The Schaumkel family left Vava'u in February 1952. The
good ship Matua sailed to New Zealand arriving at Wellington,
N.Z. March 3, 1952. Dad’s brother Coe met them and
they went straightaway to the rail station to take the train
to Auckland. Vuna Wolfgramm had already purchased a home
for the Schaumkel family. They lived in Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Ofa was very active in her church callings. Their mother
Olga raised them in the LDS church in Tonga and in N.Z.
Ofa loved sports she played outdoor basketball, softball,
and indoor basketball. She was a super good athlete, excelling
in each sport and becoming an Auckland rep player in softball
and outdoor basketball (now known as netball). Being very
active in church, Ofa held callings as a gospel doctrine
teacher, ward missionary, primary teacher and so forth.
She had a great and deep testimony of the gospel of Jesus
Christ of latter-day saints. She did much in the way of
family history, collecting many, many pictures of our families
and genealogy and very active in attending the temple.
Ofa was married to Mont D. Bigler Aug 4 1961 in the Salt
Lake Temple. They adopted Elizabeth Martha Sanft from Tonga
- Martha was about 5 yrs. old. They were later divorced.
She married A. Keith Price on October 22, 1977. He had three
sons. Together they lived in San Diego, raising their children
who were all busy with many sports and church activities.
Keith and Ofa were sealed for eternity in the Draper LDS
Temple on May 26th, 2016.
Ofa is survived by four children, her daughter Elizabeth
Martha Hunt and her three stepsons Dale, Terry, and Lee
Price. She has twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Children of Dale and Rochelle Price: Rikki Malia (Zakk)
Lanphear, Makani Rain (Lindsey) Price, and Riot Makakoa
Price. Children of Terry and Kristine Price: Megan Pualani
(Mike) Fults, Emmalee Karin Price, and Alexandra Fifita
Price. Children of Lee and Heidi Price: Madison Lee Price,
Kaden Jett Price and Ashlyn Mailee Price. Children of Elizabeth
Martha and Dolph Hunt: Samuel Jefferson Hunt, Maile Helena
Hunt, and Kalolaine Hunt. Her great-granddaughter is Adara
Ofa's life was one of service to her church, her family
and friends. Special thanks to the loving care given to
Ofa by the staff of Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017,
at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills West LDS Stake Center, 4580
West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. A viewing and
celebration of Ofa's life will be held Friday evening, April
21, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Cedar Hills West Stake
Center and again on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00
am prior to services at the stake center. Interment at the
American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah.