Tiffany Kristina (Brown) Terry, age 46, passed away in Colstrip, MT November 14th, 2020 due to a sudden and unexpected pulmonary embolism brought on by Covid-19.
Tiffany made her grand entrance into this world on October 11th, 1974, born to Darold and Judy (Juliet) Brown in Miles City, MT. She grew up and attended school in Baker, MT, graduating from Baker High School in 1993. Upon graduation, she pursued her higher education by venturing to Dickinson, ND, where she attended Dickinson State University to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health.
With her degree in hand, Tiffany moved to Colstrip, MT and accepted a position in Lame Deer, MT in 2000 as a K-6 PE teacher, where she continued her career until her passing - an impressive 20 years! Tiffany was very much loved and appreciated by all her students and would be enthusiastically greeted by them even outside of school functions. She truly valued these relationships, and the encouragement and guidance she could bring to them.
Tiffany met the love of her life and soulmate in 2005. Their love affair grew, and they soon became engaged in July of 2006. Tiffany and Nick professed their unending love for one another when they exchanged wedding vows, one to the other, and were united in marriage on March 16th, 2007. The couple share their wedding anniversary date with Tiffany’s mother & father, a gesture reflecting Tiffany’s love and admiration for her parents. On December 5th, 2007, they were blessed with the birth of their only child, their son Mikah, their honeymoon baby and the light of Tiffany’s entire life and the apple of her eye. Tiffany would undoubtedly acknowledge that Mikah is the greatest accomplishment of her life.
Tiffany warmed the heart of all those who knew her with her unforgettable giggle (that infamous Brown laugh), her kindness and gentle nature, fierce competitive streak, and sweet lovable and magnetic personality. Tiffany was the “life” and joy of her family. From the time she was young, she was a mischievous child and was always the prankster of the family. She loved to hide and scare her father, just to watch his cheeks jiggle in fright, or pour ice cold water over the top of the shower of some poor unsuspecting soul. She was always coming up with creative ideas to “bring the fun” to the occasion and laughter and joy to those around her. Tiffany made things special.
Tiffany had a natural talent in the kitchen. She was an amazing cook and loved to bake during the holidays. Everyone always looked forward to Tiff’s cooking and baking - best in the family (or a close second to her mother).
Those who knew her know she had a larger than life personality. She was also very headstrong and was known to have a stubborn streak; and opinionated - yes, she was. She called things how she saw them, and wasn’t afraid to do so.
Tiffany had many pastimes and hobbies she loved and enjoyed. She always enjoyed the opportunity to go to the shooting range with her father and family, attending Mikah’s sporting events, and taking family vacations and making cherished memories in the Black Hills. She took pride in her home and her well-manicured, spacious yard; and often enjoyed watching the deer that would wander and congregate in her backyard. She also found great delight and joy each year in always finding that perfect gift to give to others at Christmas (She spent the entire year looking for just the right gift idea - always The Best gift giver). Tiffer had a big heart. Tiffer was a giver. Tiff gave from the heart, a heart of gold.
Tiffany was so very special; and above all else, will always be remembered by those closest to her as a fun-loving and loyal sister, thoughtful and attentive daughter, beyond supportive aunt, loving wife, and doting mother.
Tiffany is survived by her husband, Nick Terry; son, Mikah; father and mother, Darold and Judy (Juliet) Brown; her three sisters: Amie Brown, Nicole Benefiel (Jim Benefiel), and Kellie Gloy (Greg Gloy); and nieces & nephews: Danielle Rotondo, Dominik Rotondo, Treston Erickson, Tesla Erickson, and Jersey Streitz; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tiffany is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harold (Dut) and Adele (Gilman) Brown, and maternal grandparents Frank and Margaret (Tronstad) Birtic; and paternal aunt, Sharon Brown.
Tiffany will be greatly missed by her family and friends who love her ever so dearly. No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts. We shall cherish you always and love you eternally. May you Rest In Peace sweet, beautiful loved one.