Lana Tucker, 71, passed away peacefully on January 29th, 2017 surrounded by her loving husband and children after spending the afternoon with her entire family. She died of causes incident to Scleroderma and kidney failure.
Lana grew up in Snowflake, Arizona as the youngest of seven children, where she enjoyed cheerleading, western dancing, and socializing with her many friends. She loved to play the piano, violin, and sing in the school choir. Lana graduated from Snowflake High in 1963 (she loved the Lobos). After graduation she attended MCC, ASU, and BYU. On June 14th 1974 she married her devoted husband of 42 years, Terry Tucker. Lana and Terry lived in Mesa all their married life raising four wonderful children. (Ryan, Rachel, Holly, and Natalie) Lana was a loving homemaker and found great joy in serving and raising her children. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving as Relief Society President and especially in the Young Women’s. Lana and Terry served two service missions to the Young Single Adults. She enjoyed shopping, fashion, traveling (especially cruises), and family vacations at the beach. Lana always remembered birthdays and enjoyed taking her children and grandchildren birthday shopping and to lunch. Lana was the life of the party and loved to entertain her family with her dance moves, made up songs, and corny jokes. She loved talking on the phone, painting her nails, writing thank you notes, and watching wheel of fortune.
She is survived by her husband Terry, her son Ryan (Jennifer), her daughters Rachel Cunningham (Brett), Holly Gibb (Ryan), Natalie Todd (Dave) and 16 beautiful grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Dale and Hal and sisters Flora Porter and Janell Daves. She was preceded in death by her parents Orlando W. Hatch and Viva Gardner. She was also preceded in death by her brother Larry and sister Velma Jennings.
A viewing will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 6-8pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. Services will be Saturday, February 4th at 10am at the LDS chapel, 1415 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, with a viewing one hour before the service. Graveside service and interment will be at the City of Mesa Cemetery after the funeral.