Teresa Elizabeth Tupou, affectionately known as “Tita” was born on July 5, 1984 to Sioeli ‘Akautau Tupou and Alisi Vaha Kaivei Tupou in Kahuku, Hawaii. Teresa attended Lincoln Elementary, Glendale Middle School, Highland High School and Salt Lake Community College. Teresa was an organized and meticulous student and was often helping other students to progress academically. \r\nTeresa served faithfully in the Primary auxiliary for the Liberty 7th Ward. She loved to be around and serve children. She was found on occasion to volunteer the kids to perform, record a primary song or engage in her primary ward activities. \r\nTeresa was employed with the Utah State Tax Commission most recently and was promoted to a lead position. Previous to working in the State Tax Commission she worked with the States Motor Vehicle Division 15 years in total with the State. Teresa was a valuable asset to her team and was responsible, reliable, understanding and a quick learner. She progressed quickly and found pride in her work and enjoyed the ability to be able to help where she could. She was an honest and hardworking employee. \r\nTeresa was recognized several times as the DMV employee of the year for the state of Utah. Teresa attained the Governor’s Award of Excellence in recognition of innovation and efficiency. Her commitment to her work was evident through her awards including exemplary employee awards. \r\nTeresa loved her family. She was present at every family function. Teresa was her dad’s right hand, there to follow what he wanted always serving and making sure her parents were cared for. She would quietly serve. \r\nTeresa’s pride and joy were her nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated aunty and took this role very seriously. She was an Aunty Mom-and spoiled each child. Teresa was capable of helping each niece or nephew feel loved, seen and special. She shopped often for her kids and would always have their favorite snacks, cereals, and candies on hand. Teresa was an aunty to many and had the ability to share love freely to all kids. The kids will miss their favorite aunty Tita. \r\nTeresa is survived by her parents; Sioeli Akautau Tupou and Alisi Vaha Kaivei Tupou, her brothers, Henele Tonga, Sioeli (Luisa) Tupou, Unaloto (Juliette) Tupou, and her only sister Katokakala (Peni) Iosua. \r\nTeresa Elizabeth Tupou at the age of 37, returned to the arms of our loving Heavenly Father surrounded by her loved ones on August 9th, 2021 at 2:16pm at Salt Lake Regional Hospital.