OBITUARY

Tiffany Davis

August 2, 1972May 4, 2019
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In 1972, proud father, Kenneth and doting mother, Cecelia along with gleeful older sister, Kimberly, celebrated the birth of Tiffany Davis in Northern California. Appropriately, she was nicknamed "Sunshine" in her youth. It would be easy to attribute this to her California birthplace or blonde beauty; it was actually due to her warm disposition and light-filled smile.

Tiffany's family soon returned to the Dallas Texas area, where she explored her youth in pigtails as a normal kid at dance recitals, track meets, and as a high school cheerleader. She then attended the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in finance. After college, she went into software sales, which eventually took her back to the west coast and an unanticipated joining that only God could have delivered.

Though she had met her adoring future husband twice prior, they did not truly connect until ten years after the first encounter, and the two were never apart from that time forward. Many magical adventures abounded, including a return to Texas in 2001 to start a commercial real estate business and family with her husband. While the relocation back to Texas was a significant part of her life, it was the raising of their two children, Kaden, and Everly that were the embodiment of her joy every second of every day. Tiffany was the definition of motherhood, and in her heart and actions it was crystal clear that was her most rewarding time in life.

Tiffany embodied grace, dignity, and a ferocious longing for life. She did not wear her pain on her sleeve yet, she loved deeply and was loved much more than she likely knew. And when she was funny, which was often, she was very funny. It is certain that her heartfelt laughter will echo through the chambers of her new home as it did her home here.

As utterly shattered as we are to lose her daily presence, we know arms are open wide from both her grandmothers, her paternal grandfather, her aunt, and especially her Heavenly Father. He has big, big plans for her.

Surviving her are those above, as well as her grandfather, her stepfather, several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins, and countless friends.

Her memorial celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Life Austin.

Instead of flowers or food, the family has requested donations be made to Wonders and Worries, www.wondersandworries.org/donate/, in Memory of Tiffany Davis.

Unforgettable is what she is.

Services

21 May

Tiffany Davis

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LifeAustin Church

8901 TX-71
Austin, TX 78735

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Tiffany Davis

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Wendy Elder

May 20, 2019

Tiffany is an important part of “my tribe” that cannot be replaced. We met through lacrosse and had so many fun laughs and memories together during our travels that I will cherish forever. This picture is how I remember her- full of life, energy and love. ❤️ We were at a lacrosse tournament in Florida. The windows and doors were open in this VW wagon and she looked at us and said “let’s get in and take this thing for a ride”!!
She and I both love to dance and I can remember one time at Broken Spoke when the guys were done dancing, she and I kept on the dance floor as partners and “cut a rug”- the girl could dance!

We prayed for each other and our families on the regular and will continue to pray with her as she is my guardian angel in heaven.

I love her like crazy and will miss her bright lipstick and big smile. Until we meet again..

Joy Hancock

May 20, 2019

What a true blessing it was knowing Tiffany and calling her friend. We met when our girls played basketball together and hit it off instantly. She had a contagious joy that radiated from her and I knew immediately she was someone I wanted to lock arms with. In a few short years, we cheered our kids on from the sidelines together, visited during birthday parties, had long talks in the carpool line, and took our girls on mother/daughter outings. My favorite memory, although a hard one, was when she unexpectedly knocked on my door the week she was diagnosed. I’ll never forget the long embrace as we held each other crying and praying. Tiffany, in her hardest moments taught me so much. Her steadfast spirit, positive outlook, and hope in the face of uncertainty overwhelmed my soul. Proverbs 17:22 in the Bible says: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Tiffany asked me to walk the journey with her in this way. I wanted to be strong for her but I often felt she was the one holding me and everyone else up. Jesus tells us that we can still experience joy in the midst of suffering and pain. We have a choice to grab hold of Joy and experience his presence no matter what circumstances we face. She was living proof of that truth and I thank God for showing me a glimpse of himself through her. Tiffany’s time on earth was too short but she knew what most never fully figure out in a lifetime. I rejoice and praise Him for her life and look forward to the day we embrace again!

Ron & Karen Brock

May 20, 2019

Our dearest, beautiful Tiffany. You have blessed our lives in so many ways that you could never have possibly known. You found your place in our hearts the very moment you arrived home from the hospital as a tiny little baby only two days old. Aunt Karen, Juli and I were all anxiously awaiting your arrival, and you did not disappoint. All three of were there, standing in the doorway of your new home to greet you as you and your beautiful mom stepped out of the car and you were carried into the house to begin a marvelous life of beauty, caring and loving.

We watched you grow throughout the years and become a truly remarkable person. We watched you as you began your life with your loving husband. We marveled as you brought two wonderful children into this world. And, in our hearts, we were with you as you struggled through the most difficult and devastating years of your life.

Your bravery, your courage, your phenomenal strength and your very love of life has served as an inspiration to us all. We love you Tiffany, with all our hearts. Save us a place beside you. We will all see you again. And until that day, we will miss you dearly.

With all the love that lives in our souls,

Aunt Karen, Uncle Ronnie, and Juli

Traci & Larry Kolinek

May 20, 2019

Our son, Reeve, started lacrosse during the spring season of the boys 6th grade year. We were blessed with a wonderful group of boys, parents and coaches. I remember Reeve during tryouts seeing this new boy walk up and saying to me, "My competition just got a lot tougher." Yes, that would be Kaden. As Reeve continued to play lacrosse, our family has been fortunate to meet some very special and amazing families including the Davis Family.

When I first met beautiful Tiffany and her gorgeous smile, she made me feel included. Being a breast and thyroid cancer survivor myself, I did not even realized she had cancer until someone said she was coming to a lacrosse tournament straight from MD Anderson. Even through her rough times, she was always a mom, wife and friend to all.

Tiffany is a true inspiration to those that knew her... wonderful example of courage and perseverance. I pray that all the beautiful memories will fill the hearts of the people that loved her for many years.

Peace and Love,
Traci, Larry, Reeve & Kaylynn
Kolinek

Susan Haley

May 19, 2019

Tiffany and I met on the soccer field when Everly and Cate were in 2nd Grade. We discovered that our families were meant to be friends and neighbors as we unknowingly lived down the street from each other in Central Austin and then again in Lakeway before finally meeting on the soccer field. I recall Tiffany saying that we were supposed to meet and be in each others lives and I couldn’t agree more.

Tiffany treasured her family and approached life with a sense of adventure. She had a radiant smile and a sparkle in her eye. She treated her illness as a minor inconvenience that wouldn’t stop her from travelling and enjoying activities such as skiing and boating with Kaden, Everly and Darin. She loved her family and appreciated every moment spent together. Tiffany was a genuine friend and I’m so grateful to have had her in my life.

Susan & Kevin Haley
Cate, Cameron and Coates

TC Cornelissens

May 17, 2019

Since the first time we met until six years later when I married her mother, Tiffany embraced me and treated me as family.
She always had that incredible smile ready and wanted to know and was interested in what I was up to.
She sometimes asked for my opinion and valued my response.
When she needed some “expert” help with home projects, we had a blast doing those projects together with Darin, Kadin, Everly, CeCe and anyone else who wanted to put forth their opinion on how to get to the final result. It turned it into a fun time and not a chore.
She pushed hard through trying to defeat her disease. She stayed active and hung in there for every minute of time and ounce of memories with her children.
The main focus of her life was to have a happy home life and to insure Kadin and Everly were nurtured and taught how to be good, kind and respectful people.
She succeeded beyond measurement.
My life has been vastly better for being included by Tiffany in her inner circle.
Tiffany you were truly an incredible human being.
Love,
TC

Mandy Borer

May 17, 2019

Darin, Kaden, Everly, and all of your family I am so sorry for your loss. Tiffany was truly a beautiful person inside and out with a smile that brightened everyone's day! She loved her family and was so (rightfully) proud of her kids! Always upbeat and always smiling! She was such an amazing person who deeply cared for everyone in her life. She really did sparkle when she walked into the room! Her laughter, giant heart and beautiful smile will be in our hearts forever! I am truly thankful for having been fortunate to have known her! My deepest condolences to you all!
Love,
Mandy Borer

Kristi Barksdale

May 17, 2019

I know Tiffany and the Davis family through Kaden’s sports teams...football, basketball, track and lacrosse...mostly through the Iron Horse lacrosse family where extensive travel is required and special bonds are made. Tiffany is, of course, Kaden’s number one fan at every and all of his multi sport games. That is unless Everly had enough of the stinky players and shouting, and then the mother and daughter duo would duck out for some quality girl time. I will always see Tiffany in her children as she loved them well and passed along her beauty and great hair! Darin, I don’t know if you had a hand in the great hair part, but when it comes to being a loving, devoted husband, I can’t think of a better role model for your two children. Your strength and endearing love for your wife is so powerfully moving to all who know you. When I think of Tiffany, I always think of a peaceful demeanor, radiant beauty, and a loving, supportive mother and wife. Tiffany is a beautiful soul, inside and out. Tiffany, you are loved and will be missed. Rest In Peace and enjoy your new home!

Holly Noble Park

May 15, 2019

Tiffany and I were two peas in a pod in high school, except she was the blonde and I was the brunette. We stuck together and on one occasion we skipped school, laid in the sun and ate Chinese food. She would joke saying, “let’s act like we are in the movies.” When spent many weekends at the lake hanging out with her family. We shared stories, laughed, cried and always made time for our friendship. We had a respect for each other that was very deep and carried on through our twenties. Tiff was in my wedding when I was 24 years old, she was a part of every event and she always stood by me no matter what. We lost touch over the years but that doesn’t change the memories we made so long ago. I will cherish our friendship always.
I love you Tiff!

Trish Damron

May 15, 2019

I will forever treasure that I got to be a part of Tiffany’s life. She brought so much joy and light into all the lives she touched. Tiffany was such a beautiful presence in so many lives. Her amazing smile will forever be embedded in my mind and heart. I love you, sweet girl. ❤️

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