Tiffany LeAnne Jones
November 20, 1972 - October 4, 2016
Tiffany passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 at Salem Health hospital after a 10 month fight against stage IV metastatic melanoma. The family is very grateful to the nurses and doctors at Salem Health for their excellent and loving care of Tiffany while she was there.
Tiffany was born November 20, 1972 at Albany General Hospital when the family was residing in Valsetz, Oregon where her father, Thomas Templar, was a log scaler. Her early school years were spent at Campus Elementary in Monmouth and later at Christian Center Academy in Salem. While Tiffany was at CCA she worked part-time with her mother, Molly Hansen, at KCCS Radio. She graduated in 1988 from McKay High School at age 16 having skipped the 8th grade while at Christian Center Academy. During her senior year at McKay she worked part-time for NutriSystem as a receptionist. She attended Chemeketa Community College for one year.
Tiffany was very industrious, working at many positions over the years including Sizzler Restaurant and Nielsen Manufacturing, Inc. where she used her photographic memory to help remember addresses of projects and the particular specs on the metal fabrications being done. In 1993, she started working for Coldwell Banker Commercial Mountain West Real Estate in the transaction department, eventually working under Bill Frey. In 1998, Alex Rhoten purchased the franchise and in 2002 partnered with Tiffany. Alex states, “Tiffany and I are the kind of agents that truly love what we do. We are all about the clients.” Tiffany would add, “We also believe in the livability of this community. We live here with our families. We volunteer in the schools and for the nonprofits.”
Many awards were given to the team of Alex Rhoten and Tiffany Jones including the Top 2 percent of CBC Agents Internationally in 2011 and most recently they received 2013 Coldwell Banker Commercial Global Award for Number One Office in Oregon. In 2014, she was named Office Contributor of the Year and in 2015 the team was in the Elite Top 2% of Producers Internationally. In 2016, Tiffany was named Commercial Realtor of the Year by the Salem Association of Realtors for the year of 2015 in recognition for her honest and ethical real estate practices, her contributions to the business community, her cooperation with fellow realtors and her service to the community.
Tiffany’s first priority was her family which she steadfastly devoted her life to. She traveled the world with them, attended all of their sports and cheerleading events, and made sure her love of people, open-mindedness and wonderful disposition on life was impressed upon them. She took her wonderful smile and trademark giggle with her everywhere she went, whether it was snowboarding, traveling the world, hiking the outdoors, wakeboarding, or visiting with the hundreds of friends she held close. She truly loved everything about life especially French fries! and all those whom she held close.
She is survived by her children Peyton Frith, Macie Frith and Crew Jones, mother and step father, Molly and Von Hansen, of Lebanon, sisters Teresa Anderson and family of Hong Kong, Tracy Andersen of St. John, Virgin Islands and family, fiancé Gene Doll of Salem, father, Thomas Templar of Atlanta, Georgia, nieces and nephews: Lauren Anderson, AJ Anderson, Lexi Johnisee, Chaz Johnisee and Marleigh Andersen.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at Morning Star Community Church on October 28, 2016 at 11:00 am.