Vanessa L. Hunt

May 7, 1989 ~ August 13, 2018 (age 29)

Vanessa L. Hunt, 29, of Eldridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Olympic National Park in Washington State while hiking with family.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Steeplegate Inn in Davenport from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  

Vanessa was born May 7, 1989 in DeWitt, the daughter of Randall A & Nancy L. (Hart) Hunt.  She was a 2007 graduate of North Scott High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Iowa.

Vanessa had a successful career with RSM US LLP in Davenport as an IT Resource Management Specialist.  She was an inspiration to many for battling and surviving Hodgkin's Lymphoma, including a stem cell transplant.

One of the things that brought Vanessa the most joy was being an amazing aunt. Family and friends were her world.  She was known to all for her constant and infectious laughter. At a mere five feet tall, she proved to everyone that you don’t have to be six feet tall to be strongest person in the room. 

Those left to honor her memory include her mother, Nancy Hunt of Eldridge; her father, Randall and Danette Hunt of Clinton; her brother, Brandon (Scott) Hunt of Atlanta, Georgia and their children, Belle, Xavier and Asher; and her brother, Justin (Shannon) Hunt of Seattle, Washington and their children, Evelyn and Fiona; her grandparents, Jacqueline Hart of Davenport, Virgil & Phyllis Hunt of Monticello, Iowa and Elizabeth Cavanaugh of Clinton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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