Tara Rose Lucas

January 18, 1975February 2, 2019

Tara Rose Lucas, 44, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Born January 18, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, she is the first daughter of Charles and Rosalind Lucas.

Tara grew up in Hilliard, Ohio and attended Hilliard High School, graduting in 1993. Lovingly known as TT, she later attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio where she found her second family of sisters as a Kappa. She had a fulfilling career at Naumann Hobbs Material Handling, spending the last 18 Years there, most recently as their Director of Human Resources. Tara loved to travel. She appreciated the beauty and people in each place she visited. She had a special place in her heart for Ireland, spending as much time as she could there with her other half, David. You could often find her volunteering at local charities and events, recruiting her friends and family to serve others as she so loved to do. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her Lucas clan, visiting her family throughout the Country, dropping in on her parents as often as she could, and cheering on the Sun Devils. She loved her nephew and nieces more than anything.

She is survived by her loving parents, Charlie and Roz, 3 sisters, Valerie Lucas (Chad Thessin), Charline Mcdonel (Evin) and Christine Madden (Dax), the love of her life David Graham, Nephew Chase, 3 nieces Porter, Peyton and Charlie.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Karen Tietjen

February 11, 2019

Christine and Dax..... I have never met Tara; but have been reading so many wonderful memories of her; on facebook and here. I am very sorry for your loss. Having lost my brother young; it's never easy. Hang on to each and every memory.
Thinking of you both and your families. Many (( hugs)).

Karen Tietjen

Vance and Julie Varholdt

February 8, 2019

Tara had a love for life, her family and friends. Everyone loved her so much. She will be greatly missed.
Our last memory was when her and David spent the entire evening with us Christmas Eve. They made our evening unforgettable and enjoyable.
So sad to see her gone. :0/

Cindy (Kempf) Suter

February 7, 2019

Charlie, Roz and Girls:
I believe you know that Tara impacted so many lives; including mine. My college memories include Tara, and as I reflect on those years I know that she shaped me in many ways to the person that I am today. I am grateful that God forged our paths to cross. She led me to my major, she led me out of my shell, she taught me to be late and procrastinate (really that is good to some extent!), she helped me see many sides of people, she (and you) opened your home to me for an entire summer, I learned to live with a messy room. I hope some of these make you laugh because my memories of her are about laughing!

We deal with grief in many ways and I hope that you find a way to grieve in a way that is about remembering Tara and that you are able to smile and laugh with grace and to not feel ashamed for being happy about her fun filled life. We still today can be impacted by how Tara came into our lives and made us better people.

Hugs to all of you!

Mike & Linda Pavichevich

February 7, 2019

Dearest Roz,
We are very saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy during this terribly difficult time. May Tara's wonderful memories live on forever in your hearts.

Mike & Linda Pavichevich
Chicago, IL

Sue & Kurt Remy

February 7, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Tara was a great friend to our daughter Emily (Pearson) in high school. She was always full of fun and laughs and always with that beautiful smile! And can't forget the bib overalls! Our deepest sympathies to her family and prayers for God's comfort and strength.

Johanna Segura

February 7, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. Tara had the biggest smile and lit up the room whenever she was in it. Welcoming and gregarious, she will be missed by so many.

Sharon Grey

February 7, 2019

My sympathy to David and her family. She was the shining light in many people’s lives. I didn’t see her often but she always lit up the room with her great smile, her laugh and good conversation. New Years parties won’t be the same without her. She shared her latest travel adventure which was always the best. She will be greatly missed by many people.

Karen Quinn

February 6, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Love, Jim and Karen Quinn

Mickey Marco

February 6, 2019

Dear Roz and Charlie:
Margie and I just wanted to send our sincerest condolences to you and your family on your loss.
We want you to know your Chicago friends are thinking of you and share your sorrow.

Mickey and Margie Marco

Amy Bush (Rohrer)

February 6, 2019

Tara was an amazing person and will truly be missed by so many. She never met a stranger, she always cheered you up when you were having a bad day and found the positive in everything. Her smile would light a room up, her laugh was music to everyone's ears that you can't forget. I had some great memories with Tara that I will cherish forever. She and David showed myself and now my husband Phoenix some time back, and we had the time of our life.
I always thought that Tara would be the one to come visit or even be in the same nursing home with all of us - she would be the one to get us in trouble for making us belly laugh after hours! Kind of like our sleep overs in high school!
I know she's an angel watching over all of us, the shooting star we will see at night because heaven gained the most beautiful person inside and out! We will always love Tara and the Lucas family! Till we meet again friend.