Tiffany Erin Bowman came into this world in a rush. Tiffany and her twin sister Megan were born at The University Medical Center on July 16, 1986. Tiffany was born premature and spent her first 6 months at the UW. She overcame great medical obstacles at the beginning of her life, spending a good part of her first year in hospitals.
Tiffany attended school in Aberdeen. She was a talented clarinet player and played in the Aberdeen Blue Band as well as the orchestra. She was in theater play production Beauty and the Beast. She was part of the Aberdeen Bobcats Drill team and was voted by her peers a Homecoming Princess. She graduated in 2005.
Tiffany was fiercely independent working through high school for Sydney’s Casino and Restaurant in Aberdeen, as a waitress there for 3 years. Her favorite occupation was working for Wonderland Preschools. Her love of children took her to all of owner Nancy Stevens locations, such as Elma, Cherry Street and Grays Harbor College. Tiffany had a magical gift working with children, especially babies She loved her babies and kept close with the families even after leaving the center upon her illness.
In 2012 Tiffany gave birth to a son Zayden, whom she cherished. She was a dedicated and wonderful mother. She was attending Grays Harbor College at the time of her illness. She continued her education, raised a son and worked full time.
Tiffany loved Grays Harbor and was raising her son Zayden here amongst her family and friends. She had a special love for the outdoors of Grays Harbor, taking her son Zayden on hikes and field trips to the beaches or into the mountains. Tiffany always said that she was a simple country girl, with no desire to live anywhere else.
Tiffany touched so many people with her kindness and understanding. She was not a pretentious person, always had a smile for everyone. She loved history and knew a great many details about our local history.
Tiffany was all about family. She understood the importance of family and strived to teach her son this lesson. Tiffany had many friends from all walks of life.
Her greatest joy was being with her sister Megan. They have a special bond that only twins share.
After being diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in 2021, she had to quit working, but continued to go to school. She was hired as the Vice-Presidents assistance to students at Grays Harbor College until she had to leave due to illness.
Tiffany fought a brave battle, but ultimately succumbed to this terrible disease. Tiffany was a Christian with deep beliefs and was not fearful of moving on to heaven. Strong and determined, kind and understanding, adventurous and inquisitive, Tiffany lived to the fullest in her 37 years. Tiffany touched so many lives in her short years on this earth. Tiffany is truly missed by all her family, her friends, and the lives she touched.
Tiffany was a mother to Zayden Dean Grant (Hoquiam Washington), her twin sister Megan Judy (Hoquiam,Washington), brothers Shawn and Ben (both of Hoquiam, Washington), her mother Ria Barnard (Hoquiam, Washington) and her father Mark Bowman (Hoquiam, Washington). Tiffany comes from a large family of aunties and uncles and cousins. She loved her large family and the chaos of reunions.
Tiffany leaves behind the love of her life Patrick Strunk, she adored his adventurous heart and his love of Hot Rods.
Tiffany leaves behind a very loved childhood friend, that was more like a sister Ashely Friberg.
Her Celebration of Life will be held on December 2nd at Cosmopolis Lions Club at 2 p.m. We invite her friends and family all to come to share in the wonderful life of Tiffany Bowman.