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Allnutt Funeral & Cremation - Macy

6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO

OBITUARY

William F. Allnutt

July 1, 1930June 22, 2020
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Family patriarch, community leader, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, William “Bill” Frederic Allnutt, 89 of Greeley, passed away at his home on June 22, 2020. Bill was born on July 1, 1930 in Greeley to John Wolfenden and Katherine Mae (Samuelson) Allnutt.

Bill grew up in Greeley and explored the surrounding countryside, all of which is now developed. Except for 10 summers on his uncle’s ranch in Yampa and military service, he spent his whole life in Greeley. He graduated from Greeley High School in 1948, where he served as the president of his senior class. He went on to graduate from the University of Colorado in 1952 where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Through work, community service and family, Bill met and remembered many people in life and had sharp recall but had his senior moments towards the end, as most do.

It was in Minneapolis, June 1954 that Bill met his bride to be, Dolores “Dee” MacDonald, on a blind date. Six weeks later, he left for his Air Force assignment in Fairbanks, Alaska. Occasional letters and telephone calls kept the two in touch, with Bill returning to Minneapolis in May, two years later, to continue their courtship. On June 23, 1956 they were married in Detroit and moved to Greeley.

After serving in the Air Force (1st Lt. 18th Fighter Interceptor Squadron) during the Korean War, Bill joined his father and brother in the family business in 1956 as a Funeral Director. It was his lifelong career. He never fully retired. You would find Bill working services and he was ever present as a mentor and advisor to the staff at the Allnutt Macy Chapel.

Bill was an active member of Occidental Lodge #20 AF & AM, Colorado Consistory, Masonic Bodies, El Jebel Shrine, the Greeley Elks, and the Union Colony Pioneer Society. He was past Commander of American Legion Post #18, original board member and Past President of the Greeley Boys Club, trustee and past president of the North Colorado Medical Center Board of Directors and the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, member of the Greeley Rotary Club, Greeley Chamber of Commerce Board, and was very involved as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He served one year as president of the National Selected Morticians. Bill was a member of First Congregational Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and on multiple Boards.

In the words of the staff, Bill was an amazing leader for all who worked at the Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel. He was gentle but firm in his advisement and employees learned to do things the “Allnutt Way”. There was never a time when Bill was at the location that we did not learn something about him, his family or the Greeley community. He was an amazing doorman at services and we envision that he will be in Heaven to greet us as our doorman.

Bill’s family was most important and treasured in his life. His three children and nine grandchildren have kept him young and current without losing the dignity and respect earned by his many years. He followed sports, from keeping up with the children and grandchildren to the Broncos and Rockies. As an avid outdoorsman, Bill enjoyed fly-fishing, skiing (which he did from the age of 10 until he was 87 years old), and trips to Walden to work cattle with his son Mike.

Bill and Dee enjoyed traveling throughout the United States as well as abroad. They also hosted more than twenty foreign exchange high school students from many countries all over the world. They were able to visit many former exchange students in their home countries and many of them returned to Greeley with their families to visit with Bill, Dee and their family.

He is survived by his children Mike (Windi) Allnutt, of Walden, Rick (Susan) Allnutt of Glen Haven, and Kathy Roche of Greeley; sisters Nancy Duran and Marjorie Brunner; nine grandchildren, one great-child (and another on the way); as well as thirteen nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dolores “Dee” Allnutt; his parents; brother Jack Allnutt; son-in-law Patrick Roche; sister-in-law Nancy Allnutt; and brother-in-law, Esmiel Duran.

A visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO.

Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Linn Grove Cemetery. Please gather at the new Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W 20th Street, Greeley, CO, at 10:00 A.M. The procession to Linn Grove Cemetery will leave at 10:30 A.M. Seating will be limited so you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair and umbrella. The family would also like to request that attire be “picnic casual”.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

  • FAMILY

  • Mike Allnutt, Son
  • Rick Allnutt, Son
  • Kathy Roche, Daughter
  • Windi Allnutt, Daughter-in-law
  • Susan Allnutt, Daughter-in-law
  • Nancy Duran, Sister
  • Marjorie Brunner, Sister
  • Dane Roche, Grandson
  • Dillan Roche, Grandson
  • Connor Roche, Grandson
  • Cole Roche, Grandson
  • Spencer Allnutt, Grandson
  • Walker Allnutt, Grandson
  • Wade Allnutt, Grandson
  • Karen Allnutt, Granddaughter
  • Lara Bassett, Granddaughter
  • Louanna Dee, Great Grandchild
  • Delores "Dee" Allnutt, Wife (deceased)
  • Jack Allnutt, Brother (deceased)
  • Esmiel Duran, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Nancy Allnutt, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Patrick Roche, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Another Great Grandchild is arriving any day now
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dane Roche, Pallbearer
  • Dillan Roche, Pallbearer
  • Connor Roche, Pallbearer
  • Cole Roche, Pallbearer
  • Spencer Allnutt, Pallbearer
  • Walker Allnutt, Pallbearer
  • Wade Allnutt, Pallbearer
  • Karen Allnutt, Pallbearer
  • Lara Bassett, Pallbearer
  • Lefty Bartels, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dick Cutshall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hugh Arnold, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bob Ruyle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stow Witwer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lee Lawson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alan Lord, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harry Narcisian, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Floyd Oliver, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Berg, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

Memories

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Robin Ruyle Struve

July 3, 2020

Dear Mike, Rick and Kathy, my condolences on your dad's passing. I will always remember him smiling and skiing! Your dad was a great friend to my dad and I know he will be missed on his next fishing trip. Take care, my thoughts are with all of you.

Robin

Jean Kuehl

July 1, 2020

Dennis and Jean Kuehl have such great memories of driving our Belgian horses on the Allnutt antique hearse through many parades in the region. Often Bill or Rick would ride with the driver of the horses, waving to the crowd who recognized them and called out greetings to them. We are proud to call Bill Allnutt our friend.

Dan Salter

July 1, 2020

I met Bill 45 years ago when I was the Manager of Lynn Grove Cemetery. Bill was the consummate professional and a real class act. I know his passion was to serve the community. Not just professionally but, personally. Bills death is a real loss to the community.

RODNEY AND MARY ANDERSON

June 29, 2020

MARY AND I ENJOYED MANY TRIPS WITH DEE AND BILL AS THEY SIGNED UP AS PART OF THE GREELEY GROUP THAT TRAVELED WITH US ON MANY OCCASIONS . THEY WERE SUCH WONDERFUL MEMBERS OF OUR GROUP. WE MET BILL AND DEE WHEN DALE MAJORS ENCOURAGED THEM TO TAKE THE SOUTH AMERICAN TRIP. I THINK WE HAD OVER 12 GREELEY TRAVELERS AFTER THAT TIME. SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL GET-TOGETHERS WITH THEM, THE LAST WITH BILL JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO. WE ARE CONTINUING GIFTERS TO THE SHRINERS AND WILL SEND A CHECK TO THEM HONORING BOTH BILL AND DEE.
THANK YOU FOR SENDING THE NOTICE TO FT COLLINS
ROD AND MARY ANDERSON

Ann Cogburn Giesick

June 29, 2020

To all the family of Bill, our deepest sympathy to a person who has meant so much to the community and the people he served in their darkest of times. We one more than one occasion had Dee has our hostess. I have so many wonderful memories of his kind loving, gentle ways while dealing with the death of many of my family members. God bless you in the difficult days ahead and bless you with many wonderful memories. In His Love Ann & Henry Giesick & family , Laura Sue Sullivan & famly

Sandra Grice

June 27, 2020

Rick, Mike, Kathy and families: We are on required self-isolation and could not be with you and the community to honor Bill. That is the ONLY thing that could keep us away! With a warm, embracing feeling of family, Bill and Dee were a part of just about everything important in our lives. We were family, and it meant everything during the most difficult times. Bill's recollection of Doug's grandfather (Ira Sides) was equal to ours. He was only 34 when Ira passed, yet Bill remembered him and so much about him. We shared the love of family, the mountains, Glen Haven and fishing. The Allnutts and McLauthlins were tightly knit, with Church and many clubs' activities part of our daily lives. The seniors that we all so respected and loved are now 'together' in the afterlife. Sincerely, Sandy and Doug Grice

Bette Pickrel

June 26, 2020

Rick and family,

Your dad was one of a kind. One of my best jobs I ever had was working for you and your dad. His sense of humor was great and I learned a lot from him. He will definitely be missed. May he RIP with your mom.

Bette

Vicky schommer

June 26, 2020

What a kind, thoughtful, caring man!!! He shared so many wonderful memories he had growing up and sharing great times at school when our mother passed. He was one very special person!!!
Michael , Jeff, Brad Birleffi & Vicky Schommer

Mark Cuddy

June 26, 2020

Rick and family,
Sorry to hear about Bill. I enjoyed meeting him at the round table years ago. He left a large family to share the hugs of sorrow and the joy of laughter from all the stories. Be well.

CUDDY

Douglas William Armbrust, M.D.

June 26, 2020

When Sarah and I in 1973 were invited to join the Greeley X-Ray Group, we eventually came to Greeley to investigate the housing market, and my colleague Dick Cutshall and his wife Carole drove us around the neighborhood. However, the first non-physician people in this entire community to whom we were introduced were Bill and Dee and Jack and Nancy Allnutt at their home. I absolutely love this story because still forty-seven years later I strongly feel we could not have met anyone nicer than those four people because they represent Greeley better than anyone else I know. I assure you that on every occasion I met Bill and Dee through the years I walked away a happier person, and that was because of their positive attitude in all aspects of their lives and their passing that along to the rest of us whom they met. DWA

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