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Lani Moses Palau

Lani Moses Palau passed away March 2, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Lani was born July 30, 1949 to Rachel M Landy (Nacario) and Moses K Palau. He was raised in Ogden and attended Ogden City Schools. He worked in the auto industry for over 20 years, side by side with his brothers.

Lani was known as a story teller, willing to talk anyone’s ear off, whether you had known him for two minutes or 20 years. He never met a stranger and was a master of tall tales. Lani was famous for driving 25 miles slower than the speed limit, blasting his music. He was a fan of WWE, video games, and Weber State University.

Lani put family above all else, and never missed a family event, always willing to lend a helping hand. His pride and joy was his granddaughter Taya, who was the light of his life.

Lani was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Nacario and father Moses Palau. He is survived by his son Lani Shawn Palau, granddaughter Taylee (Taya) Barrera-Palau, siblings Michael (Shellie) Palau, Jean (Ron) Roskelley, Dean (Pam) Nacario, Amanda Naycalo, Rupert Nacario, Lina (Ezra) Hookano, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Aaron’s Mortuary, located at 496 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401, from 6-8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with funeral expenses to Amanda Naycalo at America First Credit Union: Routing #324-377-516 Account #574418 Savings.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.aaronsmortuary.com.

Lani is on to his next chapter bending the ears of God and the Angels. 


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I'm so sorry for the lose of Lani. We lived on 27th so I knew Mike and Lani growing up. He was a good friend. My prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Karen Watkins Killeen.

Karen Watkins Killeen Mar 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lani Palau

Karen Watkins Killeen Mar 15 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. I feel your loss.
Some of the most memorable days of my life were spent with Lani, Ivan, Crissy, Robin Z. when we were so young way back in 1969. I have not and will not forget you Sir.

Bill Grow Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

Amanda and family,you are all in our Hearts, Thoughts and prayers

Sincerely, Sosa and Hoskins Families.

Annette Sosa,Hoskins Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to the Lanis family, so sorry for your loss. Love and light to you all, Amanda please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Rest In Peace Lani

Bobbie Arvizo Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM


Becky Richmond Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family! Although I havent seen Lani in years, he was a bright light in my memories of my childhood. I will always hold his memory dear. Sending love, prays and light to the family.

Reshita Jackson Naylor Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lani Palau

Becky Tippets Richmond Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Lani was the best grandfather Taya talked to him about 3 times a day no matter what time it was he was always there for her she loves him so much . love you

Debby Blakely Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Mike, I am so sorry to hear that your brother passed away.

Ronda Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

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