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Story last updated at 3:36 PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tiffany L. Van Hooser Waggoner Gibeau


Tiffany L. Van Hooser Waggoner Gibeau

March 29, 1973-March 3, 2011

Tiffany L. Van Hooser Waggoner Gibeau, 37, of Anchorage, died March 3, 2011. Tiffany was born in Baker City, Ore., on March 29, 1973, to Gary and Mary Kay Van Hooser, the second of three daughters. The family moved to Nampa the next year and Tiffany attended Nampa schools through the fourth grade. In 1983, they moved to Homer, where she graduated from Homer High School in 1991. During that time she received the Marie Walsh Sharp Fellowship Award in art, which had a tremendous impact on later life choices. Tiffany graduated summa cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University (then College) in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in art education. She was a member of NNU Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society. Tiffany was a gifted and creative artist. She found great fulfillment in her artwork. She also enjoyed the "artistic" side of various crafts even selling her work online, scrapbooking and cooking beautiful as well as decilious meals. Tiffany worked for the Transportation Security Administration at the Anchrorage airport as a security screener and a training supervisor. She had been a personal trainer at Curves in Nampa and Independent Team Beachbody in Anchorage.

In 1993 Tiffany married Hans Waggoner. She moved to Alaska 10 years later and eventually married Maynard Gibeau. Four beautiful children were born to these marriages and they were the light of her life.

In recent months Tiffany had made a recommitment to Christ. She had begun attending Anchorage Baptist Temple and her Sunday School class has been a source of support for the family in these difficult days.

Tiffany is survived by her husband, Maynard of Anchorage; children, Camryn and Caryln Waggoner of Nampa and Kaylee and David Gibeau of Anchorage; parents, Gary and Mary Kay Van Hooser of Homer; siblings, Holly Van Hooser of Anchorage and Misty Van Hooser of Homer; nieces and nephews Kylan Van Hooser, Emilie and Zach Lardent and Sage Santos; grandparents Mary Reichlein of Oregon and James Van Hooser of Idaho; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dutch Reichlein and LaRue Van Hooser. Condolences may be sent to family members via Facebook.