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Tiffany Floth Romero: 

Tiffany Floth Romero was truly a remarkable person. She loved a good joke and had a smile that lit up an entire room. She deeply loved her family and friends. Tiffany taught us how to live with the greatest adversity. She never shed a tear nor asked: “why me?" She spent the last chapter of her life tending to the needs of those around her. She shared her final days with others fighting cancer. Her family and friends planted a seed of hope when they donated to her Memorial Fund. That seed that has grown to become The Tiffany Foundation.

April 2, 1970; Honolulu, Hawaii:

Tiffany Floth entered this world on April 2, 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii at Tripler Army Hospital. At the time, her father was a naval aviator stationed on Oahu. Her mother was a school teacher. A few months after her birth her dad’s military obligations had ended, and Tiffany and her parents moved to Omaha, Nebraska. She was always smaller than the other girls, but she loved to compete and she worked hard. Tiffany grew to love basketball and became the starting guard as a high school senior finishing second in the State Class A Championship.


Tiffany selected the University of Kansas for undergraduate studies and was accepted into the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority which became an important part of her life. Having grown up in Nebraska, the Big Red Cornhuskers were in her blood, but now the Kansas Jayhawks equally shared a place in her heart. Following graduation, she was accepted into to the University of Nebraska Law School. After passing the Bar Exam, Tiffany became a trial attorney, standing up for the rights of the “little guy”. She practiced law in Omaha for the next five years.

Dog Lover & Athlete:

In 1998 Tiffany’s move to Arizona to be near her parents, and within a few weeks Tiffany met her new best friend; Hobbs, an abandoned, sickly Weimaraner. Tiffany adopted Hobbs and saved his life, the pair became inseparable. Tiffany loved to play golf and tennis and participated in hundreds of US Tennis Association competitions. In 2001 Tiffany announced that she met someone special while playing in a mixed doubles tennis event. That someone was her soulmate, Ron Romero. 

Loving Wife: 

Tiffany and Ron were engaged on Christmas Eve and began planning her wedding. On December 27th, 2001 Tiffany visited a doctor, her family was there with her when she received the worst possible news; Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Tiffany accepted the news as though she were entering the next chapter of her life. Tiffany and Ron were married on March 17, 2002. Tiffany declared it to be the happiest day of her life. She, Ron, and Hobbs were now a family. 


The last chapter of Tiffany’s life was the very best of times and the absolute worst of times. There were surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments. There was sickness, hair loss, all sorts of medications. At the same time, Tiffany was a wife, an attorney, a loving daughter, sister, and loyal friend. She played tennis and golf, she broke a score of 80 and shot a hole in one. Despite cancer, she was courageously living life on her own terms.


On August 5th, 2006, There was no more chemotherapy, no more radiation, no more surgeries, and no more suffering. With her family at her side, she opened her eyes one last time, took a deep breath and fearlessly left this world behind. 


"Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart." 


-Chief Tecumseh, Warrior