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Lana Tucker

12/05/1945 - 01/29/2017
Service Date: 02/04/2017
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1415 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona

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.


  • Patricia Munroe

    What a LADY! I knew Lana all my High School years but it wasn’t until 1966 that I really got to know her. She and I were roommates in an Apartment on Dana Ave there in Mesa. I was attending MCC and Lana was working at Motorola. We had more fun going places in her little English Ford ( it had a shimming problem)! She was a great person to be around and I was very comfortable with her. I’m so happy she found you, Terry, she certainly deserved a good man!

  • Darrell & Connie Fletcher

    Terry & Family, our prayers are with you. We will always remember how much fun we had in the singles, “stump” ward, and Lana was a big reason we had such a good time. We will all miss her. With love, Darrell and Connie

  • Bekki Mullenaux

    My heart is heavy as we say “See you later” to a lovely, fun,vibrant woman. I spent many happy activities with Lana in the Harmony Ward and love her! My family has fond memories of donuts and a cozy fire in front of their house. As I was reading the obituary I got to the end and misread it to say; “graveside service and ENTERTAINMENT”. I had a chuckle and then looked twice to read it correctly, but I really got a giggle out of it. It’s just like her to have some “entertainment” at her funeral! Lana will always hold a special place in our hearts. Until we meet again! Dale, Bekki, Dallin and Maura

  • Misty Chappell Selvidge

    Lana was a sweet loving lady! It was fun growing up in 45th ward with her and their family! Our prayers go out to their family! ❤

  • Rande J. Grover

    The Grover Family sends our condolences to the Tucker Family. We all love you. Lana was such a great lady. We all enjoyed being around her. She had such a great sense of humor. How lucky we all were to be in the 45th Ward together and raise our families around such great neighbors and friends like the Tuckers. What a fighter Lana was these past years. Lana is a great example to all of us and we love her dearly. Terry even though you are a Wildcat I love you like a brother. You are a great guy and I pray that the Lord will help you and your family at this time of such a great loss.

  • I express my sincere sympathy in the loss of your sweet mom/grandma/wife. Lana broke the mold and there will never be another like her. I loved her quick wit and great sense of fun and humor. She made every event more joyful, happy, and fun, and yet you could talk to her about serious things and she was full of wisdom. I was so blessed to be her friend for 32 years. She will be forever in our hearts.

  • Russel and Becky Lisonbee

    We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Terry and your entire family. Lana always had a way to make everyone feel special, she could just make everyone smile. We pray that you and your family will feel at peace during this time.

  • Lester and Kathy Pearce

    Our condolences and sympathy to the Tucker family. We loved your Mom. She always had a smile on her face and laughter in her voice. She loved the vacations with her family and couldn’t wait to get to San Diego or on a cruise. She will be missed, because she made the world better where ever she was.

  • Kerry. & Ellen Adams

    Our love and heartfelt sympathy to each of you with passing of Lana. She was such a delight, she brightened all our lives.

  • My heartfelt sympothies go out to your family, I hope that you find much comfort in all the loving memories shared with Lana, (I know you have many to remember) Comfort can also be found at Revelation 21:3,4 and also Acts 24:15 which reminds us of the resurrection hope and a time when we will no longer lose our loved ones in death. May Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ give you much needed comfort during this sad time.


    We are so sad for you all. No words will ever be able to console you. Our prayers are with Lana and all of you thru this trying time. We were all blessed by Lana. She will be remembered.

  • Words cannot express how much she will be missed.

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