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- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Flat Markers
- Multicultural Funerals
- Upright Headstones
Service steeped in tradition
Providing, and , Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel is rich in tradition. Likewise, our focus is on traditional funerals and memorials that provide a familiar and comfortable atmosphere for remembrance, reflection and healing.
We believe that it’s important to take the time to acknowledge the journey of a loved one passed. We design services that celebrate the individuality of a person and the uniqueness of his or her path while adhering to the traditional values of the Greeley community. We know that honoring your loved one’s life is an act of love—and we are here to do that with you.
Our Greeley funeral home
The building that is currently home to Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel is nearly 100 years old. At the corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue, the two-story brick building has been in the Allnutt family for five generations. The cozy first-floor main chapel was built in 1920, after the original downtown chapel burned down. Traditional in style but with flexible seating, it holds up to 75 people and includes a pipe organ. The back of the funeral chapel opens up for overflow. A smaller chapel hosts visitations and serves as a family room when needed. The second-floor reception room seats up to 55 people. We staff the room with kitchen angels and provide coffee, water and lemonade. Families have the option of having food and other refreshments catered.
Construction is underway on a new Macy Chapel, however. The facility will reflect regional architecture but offer state-of-the-art conveniences to the families we serve. It will include covered entry porches, a hospitality patio, a grand lobby with a see-through fireplace, a 180-seat chapel, space for receptions and much more. Parking will be plentiful. The 14,000-square-foot funeral home on 3 acres at the corner of 65th Avenue and 20th Street is a much-needed addition to the Greeley community. Anticipated opening is 2019.
A historical funeral home
The building that is home to Greeley’s Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel is nearly 100 years old. At the corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue, the two-story brick building has been in the Allnutt family for five generations.
The cozy first-floor main chapel was built in 1920, after the original downtown chapel burned down. Traditional in style but with flexible seating, it holds up to 75 people and includes a pipe organ. The back of the funeral chapel opens up for overflow. A smaller chapel hosts visitations and serves as a family room when needed.
The second-floor reception room seats up to 55 people. We staff the room with kitchen angels and provide coffee, water and lemonade. Families have the option of having food and other refreshments catered.
Our private crematory
is an increasingly common choice, but not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. From a cremation without a funeral service to a cremation with a memorial that follows, we help you understand the variety of arrangements that are possible. Though Macy Chapel does not have a crematory on-site, we exclusively use the private crematory at our sister location, Allnutt Funeral Service, in Loveland.
Genuine people who truly care
Everyone who works at the Macy Chapel carries a true passion for what they do. Serving families in their most difficult moments is not just a job for us. We love what we do.
We find it infinitely rewarding to guide families through the process of honoring their loved ones by helping plan unique funerals and memorials from start to finish. We are always here for you, whether you are planning a funeral ahead of time or . Call us anytime, day or night.
The Allnutt Funeral Service story began when Thomas Macy left Nantucket at the age of 9 as a stowaway on a whaling vessel. Following service in the Civil War, he became a pioneer. He traveled as far as the Colorado mountains and settled in Greeley. He began working at Linn Grove Cemetery and became the first county coroner in 1884. In 1886, he founded T.G. Macy Undertaking.
By 1920, T.G. Macy Undertaking had four downtown Greeley locations. In 1918, one of the properties burned down. That’s when Macy built the property at 702 13th St., where the Macy Chapel stands today.
A love that inspired a legacy
Fredric Allnutt arrived in Colorado from England in the late 1890s. He met and married Macy's stepdaughter, Anna Wolfenden, in 1902 and joined the family business that same year.
The flu pandemic hit the area hard in 1918. The first of two H1N1 influenza viruses killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including many in the Greeley area. Fredric and Anna’s son John was only 15 when he was needed to drive a hearse to and from Linn Grove, Evans and Eaton cemeteries up to six times a day. He officially joined the company in 1920, the same year Frederic and Anna built their house on the 13th Street property in Greeley. It remained a personal residence until the 1980s, when the company converted it to a reception center.
Brothers building the business
The business continued to thrive, and after graduating from the University of Denver in 1950, John’s son Jack attended mortuary school in Dallas. He joined the family business in 1951. In 1956, Jack's brother, Bill, returned from a stint in the Air Force and joined the family business. Around that time, the 2 brothers purchased the company's Eaton location, which was sold in 2009.
They made Goodrich Mortuary, on East Olive Street in Fort Collins, part of the Allnutt group in 1984.
Bill’s son, Rick, joined the company in 1985. That’s about the time Allnutt bought Hunter Chapel in Loveland. The next year, they bought Estes Park Mortuary.
The company added Reager Funeral Home and Crematory to its portfolio in 1994. That same year, Allnutt Funeral Service began operating its first care center. (That property was sold in 2011, but by that time, the care center had already been relocated to Hunter Chapel.)
Estes Park Mortuary got a new chapel in 1995. A new Fort Collins location—the current location—was built in 1996.
In 2007, the family purchased its first funeral home/cemetery location, Resthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, in Fort Collins. Seeing a need for a place for people to memorialize their pets, they added a pet cemetery.
That same year, on March 16, the beloved Jack Allnutt died. The family converted the original family home from a reception center to Jack’s Place, a community meeting place and temporary lodging for those attending funerals or visiting sick loved ones nearby.
In 2012, Allnutt Funeral Service acquired Callahan-Edfast Mortuary and Crematory in Grand Junction, expanding its reach to the families of the Western Slope. Additionally, the company bought Grant Mortuaries, in Craig and Meeker, Colorado.
Today, Allnutt Funeral Service is part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Family proprietors Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes and Bill and Dee Allnutt carry on the family enterprise, which includes 12 locations in western and northern Colorado and western Nebraska.
Dedicated to the memory of Jack Allnutt, who died March 16, 2007, Jack’s Place is a comfortable home away from home that accommodates families in need of respite housing. With laundry, Internet and an inviting living area, the home is available at no charge as a meeting space or as overnight lodging for family members who’ve traveled from out of town to attend funeral services or to visit hospital or hospice patients.
Jack faced his death with courage, love and a sense of humor. Located behind Allnutt Macy Chapel, Jack’s Place is a gift from Jack’s family and friends to express gratitude for the time they had with him and for the compassionate care of his hospice team.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Allnutt Macy Chapel Grand Opening
Thursday, May 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Please join us for our Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Open House 2-day event.