Oliana Saipaia was born in Auckland, New Zealand on February 8, 1956 to Olomalu Saipaia and Tulua Kirisome. Oliana and family came to the States in the 70s from the Samoan islands. They resided in Daly City, CA and later San Bruno, CA.
Oliana furthered her education at UC Hastings College of Law. She worked in the banking industry at Bank of America in San Francisco. Later, Oliana landed a secretarial role with Allied Waste.
Helping others was important to Oliana. Oliana volunteered for Teamster’s Palo Alto and Street Teams assisting and feeding the homeless of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Oliana is preceded in death by her father, Olomalu Saipaia, mother, Tulua Kirisome and the following siblings: Fialoa Saipaia, Moana Saipaia, and Ene Saipaia.
Oliana is survived by her children Patrina Saipaia Alsandor (James), Duane Saipaia (Aysha), Andre Freeman (Jennifer Knappick), Ryan Percy, Jerry Percy Jr., Damien Percy (Layla Cervantes). Oliana is also survived by her siblings Tauloa Saipaia, Mark Saipaia, John Saipaia, and Uepe Saipaia in addition to a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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