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Abraham Leonidas Annest

March 30, 1978 — July 24, 2015

Abraham Leonidas Annest

July 24, 2015, Abraham Leonidas Annest, went into the loving arms of his Savior.

A Celebration of Life and Holy Rosary and will be held at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church (504 N. 7th Ave. ) in Pocatello, ID, on Thursday evening,July 30, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The funeral will be held,Friday,July 31, 2015 at St. Terresa's Catholic Church (Oakley & 16th Street) Burley, Idaho, at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Internment will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens, Burley, ID. Abraham Leonidas Annest, son, brother, confidante, friend...Abraham had many monikers but the one he cherished most was "daddy".

He was born March 30, 1978 to James Annest and Sherron Annest in Twin Falls, ID. At age 3 Abraham started Montessori pre-school where his keen intellect began to emerge as he explained he metamorphosis of a caterpillar to his parents. Many people were unaware of the extent of his vast knowledge. His love of history and theology were not to be rivaled. Abraham attended K-6 at Saint Nicholas in Rupert, ID, where he received his religious education and ignited his love for theology which he continued to study and increase his knowledge. The Catholic Church remained his anchor throughout his life.

Abraham graduated from Minico High School in 1996. He went on to join the United States Navy and served from 1999-2003. He was awarded the Naval Distinguished Medal for Service. He loved the Navy, his country, family and God.

Abraham was an expert skier by the time he was in Junior High and loved the sport. During his high school years, he was a certified ski instructor. It was his dream to ski down a mountain so high and hazardous, it was only reachable by helicopter at which point the skiers were simply dropped off and left to ski down the mountain at their own risk.

Abraham was musically gifted. He was an amazing guitarist and often composed his own music and lyrics often times from his own poetry. He loved to sing and was told at a young age by his music teacher he had perfect pitch. One of his favorite pastimes was to sing karaoke with his friends. Abraham will always be remembered for his contagious smile, perfect hair, cologne and always dressing nice. Abe liked to look good. He never wanted people to see him at less than his best. He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. He was a connoisseur of good food and often cooked wonderful meals for his friends, specializing in Greek food.

He was the life of the party, full of energy and enthusiasm. People gravitated towards him, he had something that just made everyone feel good, excepted and important. Even during his most difficult times, he would help if he could. He liked being the hero, the friend who could swoop in and save the day, even if it was only making you laugh for a second to forget about your own problems.

The proudest moment in Abraham's life was the day his son, Jace Leonidas Annest, was born. He was a very loving father. Jace loved him and he adored Jace. He was always so proud of everything Jace did (even if he wasn't able to be there for it). He bragged about Jace and sent texts and photos to friends and family every chance he got. He truly loved his "mini-me"!

Those of us who truly knew and loved him, knew that he wore his huge heart on his sleeve. When he loved you, he loved you deeply and unconditionally. He'd take a bullet for his family, friends and country without blinking an eye!

He is survived by his son, Jace Annest, Virginia, mother, Sherron Annest, Pasco, WA (formerly of Santa Monica, CA), father, James Annest, Burley, ID, siblings Jim Annest, Harvard, ID, Stacy Chamberlain-Ahmann (Jeff), Mattawa, WA, Ryan Chamberlain (Krystal), Washougal, WA, Lindsey Chamberlain-Whitney (Jhea), Moses Lake, WA, Whitney Chamberlain-Anderson (Cody), Pasco, WA, alternate dad, Marvin Chamberlain, Moses Lake, WA, four nephews, 3 nieces, numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was greeted in heaven by his grandparents, Helen and Anest Pappas, Uncle Con Annest. Uncle Leo Annest (his namesake), grandfather, Ted Hauff and alternate mom, Lenn Chamberlain.

Abraham, you will be missed by many and the world is a lonelier place without you in it. We love you, Bubby.....

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Manning-Wheatley funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho. Visit online condolences at

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