In Loving Memory of
Tiffany Buma Lester
August 3, 1964 - September 15, 2023
Tiffany Buma Lester gracefully left us here on Earth while at home with her family by her side after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Roger Brent Buma and Ranae Coon Buma. She was the oldest of 3 children. Survived by her younger sister Jennifer Nichole Anderson and proceeded in death by her younger brother Jason Roger Buma.
After moving with her family to Hawaii and then on to Reno, NV, Tiffany met Kevin Ciccotti, was married in 1984 and had one child, Sarah Elizabeth Ciccotti. They divorced in 1992. Tiffany continued to reside in Reno and later met Robert Allen Lester and they married in 1998 and were married 25 years, until her passing.
Tiffany worked as a production supervisor at IGT (International Game Technology) for many years, then moved on to the food service industry to fulfill her passion for cooking. In addition to being an amazing chef Tiffany had a love for animals. She had a true gift for caring and connecting with any, and all animals that was inspiring to see. Tiffany and her husband Robert rescued several animals over the years but her passion was with the wolfdogs. Having rescued both their Wolfdogs Sakari and Sierra. Sierra came from an animal sanctuary called Pets Return Home. They continued to regularly support and donate to their cause.
Tiffany was proceeded in death by her Mother RaNae Coon Buma and her brother Jason Roger Buma. She was survived by her husband Robert Allen Lester, daughter Sarah Elizabeth McCoy (Rickie), son Christopher Lester, Father Roger Brent Buma (Carol), Sister Jennifer Nichole Anderson (Kevin), Grandchildren Evan and Nolan McCoy and Cassie and Rebecca Lester, Niece DeLaney Nicole Buma, Nephew Connor Douglas Anderson.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the Pets Return Home organization in Tiffany’s honor.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.