Nanette L. Smith, 56, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Des Moines after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born on December 27, 1960 in Des Moines to Larena and Darrell “Bud” Nellis. Nanette married Calvin Smith on March 31, 2012.

Nanette graduated from Urbandale High School in 1979. She enjoyed playing darts, going to the races, camping and cheering hard for the Denver Broncos.
Nanette’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin; children, Melissa (Josh) Scott and Ashley Schwaderer; grandchildren, Dakota Miller, Aliyah Eternicka and Avery and Aubree Scott; parents, Bud and Larena Nellis; siblings, Vicki (Orvil) Sarsfield, Virginia Bray and Darrell Nellis, Jr.; stepchildren, Cody (Alexis), April, Amanda (Mike) and Calvin, Jr., step-grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Antonio and Kylie; and many relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Urbandale Senior Citizens Center, 7305 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322. This will be a potluck so please bring a dish to share.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

No visitation planned
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Celebration of Life
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Urbandale Senior Citizens Center
7305 Aurora Avenue
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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