23 Jan 2003

Samoa's oldest resident dies

10:35 am on 23 January 2003

Samoa's oldest resident has died at the age of 114.

Tise Fauolo, is believed to have been the oldest person in the region as well.

Born on July 1st 1888, Tise, bore no children of her own but raised six adopted children including well-known clergman, the Rev Oka Fauolo.

Tise Fauolo lived most of her life in Safotulafai village on the island of Savai'i.