Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel

6521 W. 20Th Street, Greeley, CO


Nannette Louise Van Deest

February 10, 1935July 31, 2019

Nannette Louise Van Deest, 84 of Greeley, passed away July 31, 2019. She was born in Jamestown, North Dakota on February 10, 1935 to Ernest Burr and Zelma Louise Canfield. She graduated from Jamestown High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry in the nursing program at Jamestown College (now Jamestown University). Nannette married Ben Van Deest on July 26, 1957 in Jamestown, North Dakota

Nannette was a registered nurse at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, ND, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX where she was in charge of and taught at the Texas Woman’s University Surgical Student Nursing Program, as well as Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, in Philadelphia. She retired from nursing to raise her family.

Nannette was a past member of the Woman’s Medical Auxiliary, the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, the Shawsheen Chapter of Questers, and DAR. She had a passion for art, music, traveling, antiques, cooking and genealogy.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Van Deest, Greeley; daughter, Nannelle (Bradford) Edgren, Greeley; son Bradford Van Deest of Saltville, Virginia; Grandchildren, Tessa Edgren, Chicago, IL, Daphne Edgren, New York, NY, Sidne Van Deest, Las Vegas, NV, Colton, Byers, Hagan and Lucas Van Deest, Saltville, VA

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Zelma Elder.

A private family service is to be held at the Allnutt Macy Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer ’s Disease Therapeutic Research Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390 or in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Please visit www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.


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Nannette Louise Van Deest

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Emily Kemme

August 4, 2019

Nannette was a beautiful woman, inside and out. What made her complete was a wonderful sense of humor. I always loved the stories she shared. Keep her alive in your memories. Sending a hug to your family.

Tiarra Lauderdale

August 4, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you Ben and Nanelle at this time of sorrow.

Mary Roberts

August 3, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss and may memories bring you comfort.
So many years ago I enjoyed Nanette's interest in travel and everything community. Such a unique, lovely lady and always interested in what was going on in my world.


August 2, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of Nannette. I was so fortunate to get to know her at the bank. She will truly be missed. Thinking of your family.
Sara muth