Devon Wayne Nolan

November 11, 1979July 24, 2018
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Devon Wayne Nolan, 38, of Greeley, died Tuesday, July 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 11, 1979 in Greeley to Richard C. II and Bunny (Brown) Nolan.

Devon graduated from University High School in 1998, where he excelled as an athlete. He attended The Gemological Institute of America, graduating with Graduate Gemologist and CAD/CAM degrees, while playing a vital role in the design of GIA's CAD/CAM programs.

Devon enjoyed restoring and racing cars, boating, playing video games online, and participating in baseball. He possessed exceptional talent as both an artist and jewelry designer. Notably, Devon was the first American to win an international watch design competition representing GIA. Those who knew him would only describe him as talented and unique with a big heart.

Devon volunteered over the years with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County in many ways, most notably as their Bingo caller. Devon additionally volunteered with the Weld County Food Bank gleaning fields.

Devon is survived by his mother and father, Bunny and Richard C. Nolan II of Greeley; brother, Morgan Nolan of Greeley, honorary brother, Michael Keil of Greeley, his many adored pets, and the many people who he loved and considered part of his extended family.

A Celebration of Devon’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home.


  • Bunny & Richard C. Nolan II, Mother & Father
  • Morgan Nolan, Brother
  • Michael Keil, Honorary Brother
  • Devon is also survived by his many adored pets, and the many people who he loved and considered part of his extended family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 3, 2018

Devon Wayne Nolan

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Thomas Roland

August 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Devon was a outstanding person and even a better friend. Always willing to help out if you had a problem or if you wanted to just hang out. Devon was there with a smile.

Devon will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

My prayers go out to his family and friends along with my deepest condolences.

Stacey Goldsmith Bonato

August 8, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. The family photo you shared of Devon as a small child is how I remember all of you when I babysat Devon. It has been so long, but I have fond memories of our time on the farm. I am thinking of you and praying for healing and comfort in this difficult time.
Stacey Goldsmith Bonato

Connie Goldsmith

August 3, 2018

My thoughts of Devon go back to when he was little. He used to like to come to our house and play with the kids toys (whether we were home or not). I learned of this because he answered the phone once when we were gone, and the caller let me know. Also, I found Devon munching on dry dog food outside our door. When I told him he couldn't eat that because it was dog food, he indignantly said, "I can too, and I can do it very well!" I changed where I fed the dog, but have had a lot of laughs over his response. He was a very adventuresome little boy. It has to be devastating to lose a child! We are sorry for your loss.

Yasmin Brahim

August 3, 2018

Forever in my heart. Love you Devon. X

Rebecca Unkart

August 3, 2018

I will forever miss you.

Justin Lewallen

August 2, 2018

I am so saddened by this. I will miss Devon’s infectious laugh and his way of making everyone smile along with him. My condolences.

Sandy Booth

August 2, 2018

I know Devon was one Gem of a guy. He had an amazing gift and will be missed vary much. To the family our heart is hurting with you and we pray for God’s peace.

Claire Riddle

August 2, 2018

Devon will be missed. He was always a happy guy and I enjoyed knowing him. My condolences.

Jessica Perea

August 2, 2018

The last picture he was always smiling. Devon I miss you so much.

Don and Jennifer DeNoncourt

August 2, 2018

We are so shocked and sadden to hear about Devon and we can not imagine what you must be going through.
Devon was such a creative and special person. We remember when Devon enter the international watch design and we were always so proud of his many accomplishments. It was a treasure to see his “creative wheels “ spinning in his mind as he talked about his ideas. Devon was like a Diamond 💎. Unique, brilliant, many facets, radiant, precious, and full of light.
You are in our thoughts and prayers, Richard, Bunny, Morgan, Mike, family, friends and Furbabies.
Don and Jennifer DeNoncourt and Family