Natasia was born on May 21, 1987 to Gerald and Nancy Lukiewski. She was taken home to the Lord in an off-road vehicle accident on April 17, 2010 in the desert of East County San Diego. She is survived by parents, Jerry & Nancy; maternal grandparents, Alexander and Lorraine Palos; sister, her favorite sister Juliette and husband Clifford Payne and their daughter Penelope; elder brother Jacob and wife Anne and daughters Lanea, Daisy, and Bella; elder sister Nadia (who really was her favorite) and husband Emmanuel Gallardo; elder sister Nicole (who she actually liked best) and husband Christopher Chin; elder brother Jay and wife Alyssa; younger brothers Jordan and Nathan; and a very large extended family. She was well-loved by all!!! Her sisters fondly remember finding love notes from Natasia throughout her childhood; her two elder brothers thoroughly enjoyed doting on her as their baby sister, and her lively imagination and spontaneity created a constant theatrical show for her two younger brothers.
Natasia spent most of her life in Camarillo and after graduating from Ventura College, she moved to San Diego where she worked two jobs, waitressing at the Outback Steakhouse and as a Sales Rep at the Vans Shoe store while she prepared to pursue a degree in Nursing. Her family and friends remember her most for a beautiful smile which opened the door to her sparkle, charm and natural ability to create joy and laughter. She appeared to be constantly in motion seeking ways to test her talents and explore her interests. She was a phenomenal soccer player, artist, writer, family actress, free spirit, and “life of the party”. Natasia was forever upbeat; she made everyone smile with her wit, ready laughter and unforgettable dimples. Some of her nicknames included: Dimples, Sunshine, Jane, Sista-Brotha, Auntie Tasi, Lou Lou, Tasi Lou, and Tash. She was a sensitive, emotional young woman, full of compassion for people of all walks of life. Her beauty and striking curly hair was enhanced by her eclectic fashion sense, which showcased her lively personality. Her genuine love for others led her to volunteer for a trip to a Romanian orphanage, where she encouraged and connected with many young women. She bonded particularly with those whose troubled lives reflected a disdain for the belief that any hope was possible. Natasia broke through and gave them a reason. She will be loved, treasured, sorely missed and forever alive in the hearts and memories of those who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00p.m., Monday, April 26, 2010 at Camarillo Community Church located at 1322 Las Posas Rd.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation in Natasia’s name to Heart of Hope ministry. They can be located at: www.heart of hope.org.
Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Ceneter, 200 North C Street, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements.
6:00pm ,Monday, April 26, 2010
Camarillo Community Church
1322 Los Posas Road Camarillo, Ca