Tiffany Ann Wise

Tiffany Ann Wise

1976 – 2020Wise, Tiffany obit


Tiffany Ann Wise, 43, of Edmond, OK, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, in Edmond after a long, hard battle with metastatic breast cancer. Tiffany was born in El Reno. She was the daughter of Cindy and Zak Elgamal of Marble Falls, TX, and Scott Fitzgerald of Newalla, OK. She grew up in Edmond from the age of 10 along with her younger brothers, Colby Fitzgerald and Tyler Sharum, who came into the family when Tiffany was 13. Tiffany graduated from Edmond North High School and then from University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. During her college years, she worked at Sutherlands hardware store where she met and married her husband Steve in May 2000. They built a loving home with their three children, Allyson, Drew, and Kinzie.

Tiffany went on to pursue a Masters of Public Health in Health Administration & Policy at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, and completed all but her dissertation for a doctorate in Adult Education focusing on Health Literacy. Tiffany was a passionate lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies at University of Central Oklahoma where she touched the lives of hundreds of students. She pursued teaching throughout her brave fight against breast cancer and continued her devotion to educating others through online courses even when the disease tried to get the best of her. Despite what Tiffany went through, she always maintained a strong and positive attitude, focused on living for her children and husband. Tiffany was admired as a very special, loving, genuine woman with a kind heart who was filled with joy and wit. She was a valiant and courageous soul who was an inspiration to every person she encountered. This spring, the Community Public Health Senior of the Year Award will be named in honor of sweet Tiffany.

Along with her loving husband Steve and children, Allyson, Drew, and Kinzie, Tiffany is survived by: brother Colby with wife Kristin Fitzgerald, and their two children, Alexander Fitzgerald and Sigurros Einarsdottir of Leander, TX;and Tyler Sharum of Sugar Land, TX;” sisters Jamie with husband Trey Nance and son Ryder of Oklahoma City; and Marie Elgamal with fiance Kevin Bryant of Houston, TX; Grandfather Carl Elmenhorst of El Reno, OK; Father-in-law R.C. with wife Alice Wise of Springfield, MO; Mother-in-law Elenda Wise of Edmond, OK; Special sister-in-law Debra McGovern with husband Don and her children Bryce and Aubree Johnson of Edmond, OK; Brother-in-law Scott Wise of Oklahoma City, OK; Bonus dad Tom Sharum of Sugar Land, TX; Uncles Michael with wife Debbie Elmenhorst along with Rick with Linda Elmenhorst; Aunts Brenda with husband Bob Perkins, Michelle with husband Lynn Tate and Jan with husband Bob Pasterello; Numerous cousins with whom there was a strong, fun, loving relationship. She is preceded in death by maternal grandmother Jerry Ann Elmenhorst and paternal grandparents Robert and Corine Fitzgerald.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 9th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Matthews Funeral Home: 601 S Kelly Ave, Edmond, OK 73003. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 1pm, at Life Church: 4600 E 2nd St, Edmond, OK 73034. The Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery: 1407 N. Boulevard, Edmond, OK 73034.


6 thoughts on “Tiffany Ann Wise”

  1. David Jennette

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. We have never met but having such a close relationship with Zak and Cindy, we regard them as family. Tiffany leaves behind a wonderful family and we know through our faith that you will all be a great source of comfort and support to one another. Love, David and Karen Jennette, Parker, Danielle

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Wise family who I never met. I have met her father, Scott, who talked of her of being a gracious and strong woman. I have lost my daughter and know of the uncertainty this brings to a family. It takes time, family support and our strength we get from our heavenly father that will help y’all get through this loss. Sincerely, DeWayne

  3. Norris Fergeson

    I am so sorry for the loss of this brave and kind woman to th eElgamal family. I know it must feel devastating right now- she was a special light in the darkness. Sending prayers for Cindy and Zac, and brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren.

    Much love,

    Norris Fergeson

  4. You will meet again,
    If not in this life,
    Then in the next.
    May she fly with the Angels now.

  5. Dr. Linda Rittner

    Saddened indeed by the passing of a valiant and wonderful colleague. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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