Was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Captain Alan Hughgill and Halaki Morrow. An only child, she was embraced with love by her many aunties and uncles and especially her maternal grandparents, William and Winona Green of Honolulu, and her paternal grandparents, George and Dolly Hughgill of Rindge, New Hampshire. Her paternal aunts and uncles include: Eleanor Muldoon; Robert Hughgill; Raymond Hughgill; Phillip Hughgill; Marilyn Hurley; Linda Snow; and Janet Hughgill. Her maternal aunts and uncles include: Parsha Green; Bill Green Jr.; Richard Green; Jennifer Green-Stan (James Stan); and Wayne Green. Tiffany had oodles of cousins whom enjoyed each others’ company. She was especially close to her cousins Shareen M. S. Stan, Marilyn Hurley, and Debbie Hurley-Trieloff.
Tiffany was reared in the islands, attending Central Union Kindergarten then Holy Nativity School in Aina Haina through the 6th grade, Mid-Pacific Institute for the 7th and 8th grades, then transferred to Seabury Hall in Kula, Maui for the 9th and 10th grades. She returned to Honolulu for her 11th and 12th grades and graduated from Lutheran High School. Tiffany attended Moorpark College in California where she undertook studies in the Exotic Animal Training Program. Eventually, Tiffany attained her Certified Nursing Attendant Certification while residing in Fort Collins, Colorado. She returned to Honolulu for a brief attendance at Kapiolani Community College.
Tiffany was an avid equestrian. She and her trusted steeds won numerous ribbons and awards from various competitions since she was a very young girl. From Koko Head Stables in Honolulu, and Four Winds in Fort Collins, to Malu ‘Olu in Waimanalo, Tiffany was never far from her four-legged maned friends: Uila (High Spirits); Kahikolu; Christopher; and Mojave. She shared her love of horses with everyone. Her enthusiasm usually swayed people to become horse enthusiasts.
Tiffany’s devotion to animals was not limited to horses. She frequently found homeless or lost dogs and cats whom became a part of her menagerie. Birds, mice, guinea pigs, and more always found Tiffany’s heart big enough to include them. She was the best example of unlimited love for God’s creatures.
Her love of animals was only exceeded by the love for her family. Tiffany and Patrick Magee were married on November 14th, 1993, at the Kahala Hilton Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. They resided in Hawaii for a few years before relocating to Fort Collins, Colorado. The couple found the lifestyle appealing for Patrick’s biking/hiking interests and Tiffany’s horse-interest. The community of Hawaiian ex-patriots in Fort Collins helped lessen the loss of island family support. Their islander friends became the couples’ life-time extended family.
Tiffany and Patrick’s family was increased with the arrival of their precious son, Nathan Hokuhele Magee whom arrived via Korea. Their family was complete. The threesome lived in Fort Collins for seven years before returning home to Honolulu. Tiffany, Patrick, and Nathan made their home in Waimanalo, rejoicing their return to the island and the family who missed them.
Tiffany focused on family and her sweet son, Nathan. Her love of all things horse-related continued with her dear horse, Mojave, and her life-long activities with the horse community. She served on the Board of the Hawaii Horse Show Association.
The people whom had the good fortune of knowing Tiffany were aware of her life-long struggle with Type I diabetes. She battled her bodily enemies with all the strength she could muster. She had a beautiful family to live for, and she loved Patrick and Nathan very much. She had her parents’ love and support, as well as other family members and friends. At one time during a particularly life-threatening event, husband Patrick gave one of his kidneys to be transplanted to a very sick Tiffany in Colorado. It was a miracle that Patrick was a match. A miracle!
Still, Tiffany’s medical challenges never ceased. On May 2nd, surrounded by her family, Tiffany was bid a heart-wrenching goodbye.
Rest in eternal pain-free peace, Tiffany, with our heavenly Lord Father.
A remembrance gathering for Tiffany Kaleiokalani Hughgill-Magee will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel. The visitation begins at 10am with a “Celebration of Life” commencing at 11am. Following the service, refreshments will be offered. Final internment will be privately held for immediate family at Diamond Head Memorial Park at a later date.