Margarita Satini

March 12, 1970 ~ October 27, 2020

Margarita Nancy Satini, Born 1970 in Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California, to Lufusi and Ma’ata Satini as their 2nd oldest of seven children. Though born in Northern California, she ended up in Inglewood, California before she could make a view of things in the new world towards the end of 1970.

In 1977 she was called to be Lennox 3rd ward pianist at the age 7. There on the west coast she would bask in the California sun until it set in 1980 when her sunny California days would be traded in for the best snow on earth. From Ocean to Mountains, the monumental change of lifestyle and scenery, would be a direct correlation with the contrasting path she would lead.

The dance in 1986 at Liberty Wells is where she would meet James for the first time, which would lead to fate. Graduating as a Panther from West High school in 1988, she then continued on to Snow College and once again met up with James in 1989. March 1989, their son Ricky Takitoa Sundin entered the world as Margaritas eldest son. Soon after, Margarita married James Alexander Sundin. Together they would add three more gems to the family; Keilani Jasmine Sundin, Semisi Alexander Sundin and Alexander Velo Sundin. Her family would continue to grow bringing more joy to her life with the addition of her grandchildren fe'aomoeata and Keitana Fahina, Wayne Toiaivao and Kitione Sundin.

She loved her Tongan culture, engaging with people, and enjoyed learning-Greek mythology, something that would become one of her favorites. She was a hard worker, loved to dance, laugh, sing, and had every make-up color possible. She advocated for her community, was a firm believer in God, and worked hard for what she wanted. Margarita was a lover of art and enjoyed it with her daughter Keilani. She was her sons #1 cheerleader during their football years. Politics, community work, and advocating for many were just a few of her favorite most passioned hobbies and topics of regular discussion. She shared her passions with many and always encouraged others to get out and vote and always stayed civically engaged.

Her involvement and work in the community and the lives of those around her left an unforgettable legacy that will carry on forever. Her many roles in various companies, political groups and organizations gave her an ability to let her talents and passions shine.

A celebration of her life will be held virtually due to the COVID restrictions on the evening of Monday, November 2, 2020 beginning at 6PM.

Funeral services will be streamed using the following link or may be found on Facebook as it will be streamed via Facebook Live.

Our Margarita flies with the ancestors of the past watch over us.


Margarita, you were a brilliant light in this universe. Rest In Power, my friend. - Mike Weinholtz

- Michael Weinholtz
Ofa Lahi Atu. I Love You, Lita. ❤️❤️❤️💐

- Lupe Fonua Hill
Still can't believe you're gone, Rita. You will be truly missed. Fly high with the angels. RIP till we meet again. 'Ofa lahi atu.

- Salote Latu
My deepest condolences to the Satini and Sundin families. My heart is broken for you all. I have mad respect and love for Margarita. Ofa Atu.

- Kellie Tuiono
Though I did not know Margarita well, I was able to work with her on the 2020 Census over part of the last couple of years as part of a New Mexico-Utah team of people doing community engagement work. This is pretty devastating news, though I know that the family has so much to cherish in remembering her life. Rest in Peace Margarita.

- Louis Head
My dearest love to this sister and cousin of mine. Your physical absence is felt by us all, and we are blessed to have had you in our lives for a brief moment on this earth. My love is sent to your dear family from across the ocean, dear Margarita. May your presence continue to beam down on each of us as we continue our journey. ‘Ofa lahi atu, Margarita ♥️♥️♥️

- Maikolo Meli
Dear Margarita, You leave a void in our hearts and souls. You taught me to always be a champion for our communities your example and legacy will live forever. You taught me not to give up, to keep going no matter the pain that this works caused us. You believe in me and taught me to believe in myself. Thank you for crossing this path we call life. Thank you for always answering my calls and for the heart to heart conversations. You are truly missed my dear takoua. May you rest in power and peace in paradise.

- Ma Black
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Satini family. I had the pleasure of meeting Margarita when I lived across the street from her family. She was always so very sweet and kind and fun to talk with. May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.

- Angelita Florez