Jane M. Tiffin
July 30, 1945 – January 9, 2021
Jane Marie Tiffin lost her battle with cancer on January 9, 2021. She died at home, surrounded by those that loved her. She was 75 years young.
Jane was born on July 30, 1945 to Raymond and Ruby (Greenwood) Perkins in a hospital in Roswell, NM. Jane’s parents lived in Corona, NM at the time, about 100 miles from Roswell. Her mother labored away while her father drove the distance, making her entrance into the world an eventful one. She grew up in New Mexico, moving from Corona to Roswell when she was five years old, and eventually attended Roswell High School.
When Jane was just 16 years old, she was whisked away to Juarez, Mexico by the love of her life, Jimmy Alton Tiffin, and there they wed on Thanksgiving Day in 1961. Theirs was secret romance until, by crazy coincidence, Jim’s grandmother was also married in Juarez, and noticed Jane and Jim’s signatures on the wedding registry. It took Jane’s mother about 14 years to warm up to Jim, but he was eventually accepted as a member of the family. Having proved his love for Jane, her mother conceded “I think you’ll do”. Together, Jane and Jim brought into the world two beautiful daughters, Cheri and Julie.
Jane and Jim lived in Gunbarrel, CO for years before they moved to Crystal Lakes, CO, then back to New Mexico. The couple moved home to Berthoud, CO. Jane worked as Manufacturing Lead in medical supplies for Valley Lab, until she retired in 1999, so she could take care of her daughter, Cheri, who was battling cancer; and her own mother, who was also ill. She was very proud of her work, but nothing would stand in the way of her and caring for her family. Jane served as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Crystal Lakes Fire Department for 14 years and she and Jim started the Bear Aware program in the area. Jane enjoyed reading and solving puzzles. She liked to walk outside and she absolutely loved the sunshine. Jane was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was loved and she will be missed.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim; their daughters Cheri (Tracy) Nissen, and Julie (George) Sanger; her sister, Judy (Ron) Thiele of Minot, ND; her grandchildren, Mitchell Raymond (Natalie) Nissen, Kyle Alton Nissen, Denise (John) Davis, and Jake Sanger; ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00pm at Grace Place Church, 375 Meadowlark Dr, Berthoud, CO 80513, with a reception to follow. She will be laid to rest at a later date in Corona, NM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jane’s name to the Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, 237 Blackfoot Road, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545. Visit ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share your condolences with the family.
- Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
Friday, January 15, 2021
Jane M. Tiffin
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January 16, 2021
Its taken me a week to come up with a small amount of words to say, as I'm still in a small state of disbelief. Most moments I hope you'll walk in my front door, laughing with that amazing and unique laugh you had. Other moments I'm so happy you're at peace .
I sit here and think about all the incredible times, three in particular keep entering my memories.
First was your birthday visits. Every July you and Grandad would come get me. We'd visit Burger King for lunch, Toys-R-Us for a gift, and then off to North Lake Park to feed the ducks. This was our tradition. My friends never got this, but I did, I did...and how I use to brag all about it when school started. You always made me feel special.
Second was how much you LOVED having your hair played with. I remember my brother Jake and I coming over one day and overtaking your hair care product collection. We grabbed your brush and hair moose and went to town. You fell asleep at least once during the process, but loved what we had done. I hope to be you when I have my own grandchildren.
The last story is my embarrassment story. One of my earliest memories of my life is when I pooped in your bathtub in Gunbarrel. This may actually be the earliest memory I have, as I was around 5, the same age as your great granddaughter Ruby. All I knew was one moment I was playing in the tub, the next here you were with a fish net scooping the floaters from the tub and putting them in the toilet. I didn't know what I did, but there you were with non-judgement. Cleaning the mess, and never once made me feel bad for what happened. I hope that I continue to have the patience that you had.
Grandma Jane, thanks for everything you gave me. You've shown me strength, resilience, patience, care, stubbornness and so much more.
I love you Grandma Jane. This isn't goodbye, this is only a see you later. I love you. Please give Great Grandma Ruby and Molly a big hug for me.
I love you.
January 14, 2021
Oh Mom. How do I say good-bye? I learned so much from you that I hope I have also passed on to Denise and Jake. You were a ray of light even on the darkest days, and you had an amazing quiet strength that I very much admired. I hope I made you proud, and I hope you look over us all. Give Grandma and Raymond a BIG hug for me.
I love you,
Doug & Kathy Durica
January 14, 2021
Jim, Although our time spent together was not as long as most, we always loved the laughs & lessons we had. Doug was just ice fishing last week & thought about you. Jane’s smiles & hugs were so special to me. Our thoughts are with you & let us know if you want to go fishing!!!
January 14, 2021
As an original member of Jane and Jim’s bare aware team and also the fie pit committee with them, I have wonderful memories I still tell stories that were shared at the bear aware meetings. RIP