- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Consider us your funeral concierge
We believe that it’s important to take the time to acknowledge the specialness of each life. We know that honoring your loved one is an act of love, and we are here to help.
Whether it's arooted in religious rites with a visitation at the funeral home and a service in our chapel; a with a simple champagne toast; or a modern at a favorite locale with catered food and drinks, music and a helicopter send-off (we’ve done it!), we are committed to creating a funeral or memorial service that is meaningful and unique.
We serve families from all backgrounds and strive to meet your needs from your very first call. By being resourceful, dependable and attentive to every detail, we go above and beyond to serve families.
A modern Fort Collins funeral home
Situated on a corner lot across from Loveland Burial Park and with striking A-frame architecture that dates back to 1960, Hunter Funeral Chapel can’t be missed. Our beautiful wooden chapel has stained-glass windows at the front, pew seating for up to 170 people and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system.
The reception room, with walk-out access to our patio garden, has a full kitchen with a coffee machine, a television and speaker system. With a bubbling natural rock fountain and lush landscaping, the patio is a beautiful space for an outdoor reception.
Our private on-site crematory
is an increasingly common choice, but not everyone knows that cremation can also include a beautiful ceremony or even a viewing with visitation. From a cremation without a funeral service to a cremation with a memorial that follows, we are prepared to answer all your questions. We'll help you understand the variety of arrangements that are possible and then partner with you to create a unique service for your loved one.
The private on-site crematory at Hunter Chapel means that your loved one never leaves our care. It also means that a family can say a final goodbye immediately before a cremation, witness the cremation—and even participate in the cremation, if you wish to do so.
Genuine people who truly care
Compassion and empathy are abundant in the staff at Allnutt Funeral Service – Hunter Chapel. Families find us dependable and feel confident that we possess the strength it takes to lead them through the hardest of times. Our friendly team is willing to do whatever it takes to honor a loved one. We are always here for you, whether you areahead 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.
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.
Allnutt purchases Hunter Funeral Home
Bill’s son, Rick, joined the company in 1985. That’s about the time Allnutt bought Hunter Funeral Home in Loveland.
Marion F. Hunter and his brother, Delmer E. Hunter Jr., founded Hunter Funeral Home in 1953. They moved from 6th and Lincoln streets to a newly built mortuary at 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. in 1961. When he started his career, Delmer worked with Frederic in Greeley.
The Allnutt group added Estes Park Mortuary to its portfolio in 1986 and Reager Funeral Home and Crematory 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.