Tiffany Cooper-Aguilar graduated
from the San Antonio College with a AAS in Mortuary Science in 2013. She
previously earned her apprenticeship and provisional license at the Zoeller
Funeral Home in New Braunfels and the Goetz Funeral Home (SCI) in Seguin. In
the fall of 2013, she secured the FDIC position at Palmer Mortuary &
Cremations (Legacy Funeral Group) in Seguin.
In 2015, she was awarded the
Funeral Director of the Year for Legacy and was promoted to location manager.
Over the next three years to follow, in 2018, she worked diligently to build up
her reputation and career, earning her spot in the Meet the Mentors Program in
Atlanta, Ga., for the National Funeral Directors Association, awarded The Young
Professional of the Year for the South Central Chapter of the Texas Funeral
Directors Association, awarded Young Professional of the Year for TFDA at the
State Convention and also landing an article in a national publication, the American
Tiffany remained in her position at Palmer Mortuary
& Cremations and Goetz Funeral Home until December 2018. She was briefly a
Service Manager for the National Cremation Service (SCI Direct) in San Antonio.
And then briefly worked for the Thomas
Funeral Home firms, floating between their three locations in San Marcos,
Wimberley, and Lockhart. She then settled in at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home,
Crematory & Memorial Park (Park Lawn Corp.), in San Antonio before she
relocated to East Texas at the end of 2021. At Chapel Hill, she received her
license as a Crematory Operator and served as the interim Location Manager and Lead
She began working contract labor throughout the
state in 2019. She is the president and (sole) owner of Aguilar Funeral
Services, LLC. And in February 2022, Tiffany became the proud owner of the
Mount Vernon Memorial Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Texas. She continues to
provide support to rural and privately owned funeral homes throughout the state
and runs her funeral home, all at the same time.
In the past Tiffany has remained involved with the
Texas Funeral Directors Association, serving as a board member (past President,
Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer) with the South-Central Chapter, Texas
Funeral Directors Association - Disaster Team and served on several committees
for the association. Now that she has settled in East Texas, she will set her
sights on participating in the TFDA’s East Chapter.
Locally, in East Texas, she is a member of the Mount
Vernon Rotary Club, the Franklin County Chamber, the Titus County Chamber, the
Mount Vernon Key Club, Board Member of the Office of Multicultural Affairs of NETX, Board Member of the Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas, volunteers
regularly for Cypress Basin Hospice and has participated twice, being a noted
speaker for the Drug Awareness Seminar that highlights the dangers of drug use.
In the fall of 2023, Tiffany presented Vital
Statistics CEU’s for The Gathering (October) in Wolfe City and The Texas
Funeral Directors Association’s – South Central Chapter’s Fall Social (November),
where she also partnered with Chet Robbins to co-present CEU’s on Sexual
Harassment as well.
Tiffany enjoys traveling, shopping at flea markets,
thrifting, touring funeral homes, exploring cemeteries, has a huge heart for
animals and spending time with her husband (and fellow Mortician) Chris Aguilar,
and their daughter, Kamille.