Jane Marie Tiffin lost her battle with cancer on January 9, 2021. She died at home, surroun- ded 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 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.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on Jan. 13, 2021.