Zachariah Haws (1979 - 2015)

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Zachariah Haws
March 25, 1979 - November 6, 2015
Zachariah Haws, DDS of Kuna, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly from a work place accident in the late afternoon of Friday, November 6, 2015. During the past eight years, Dr. Haws has served many people through his clinic at Swan Falls Family Dentistry where he practiced with his business partner and wife, Dr. Anneliese Taylor Haws. Zach Haws has been a leader and generous supporter of youth sports programs-particularly baseball-in Kuna; and he has also served in the youth programs at his church. All who knew him remember his honest blue eyes and kind smile, his gentle voice and genuine love, his modest manner, and his many acts of quiet service. His strong hands showed he was a man of action who worked hard at everything he did. Zach was an avid outdoorsman-he loved nature untamed. He was devoted to backcountry skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and canoeing. The White Clouds and Henry's Lake drew him back frequently. His art and adventures as a fly fisherman are legendary among those who knew him. He always had his music playing, in his office, in his car or in his ear buds, with his taste running to the Alternative genre. His life was centered on the principles of honesty and simplicity.
Zach was born March 25, 1979 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the son of Marc and Karen Haws. He grew up in the Meridian area with a sister and four brothers. He was an excellent student. He was an Eagle Scout in an active scouting program. He was very involved in youth sports and Meridian High School baseball. Zach played baseball at the American Legion level and on the Ricks College team.
After graduating from Meridian High School in 1997, Zach attended Ricks, then went on an LDS mission to Finland. When he returned, he married Anneliese Taylor of Rexburg, Idaho in 2001. They moved to Ohio, where Zach finished college at Cleveland State University, then completed his doctoral program in dentistry at The Ohio State University with his wife and classmate, Anneliese Taylor. He tried to recruit everyone into his Ohio State Buckeyes fan club.
Anneliese is the love of his life. They fell in love before Zach's mission, and married in the Idaho Falls Temple shortly after he returned. After graduating from dental school together, they moved to Kuna and established Swan Falls Family Dentistry, where they practiced together. They have two wonderful children, Ty, age 11 and Bryton, age 8.
Zach is survived by: a large and loving family including his wife Anneliese; son Ty and daughter Bryton; parents Marc and Karen Haws; sister Monica Brutsman of Nampa; brothers and their spouses David and Kellie Haws of Boise; Josh and Maritza Haws of Kuna; Gabe and Kim Haws of Kuna; Drs. Luke and Bryn Taylor Haws-Bryn is sister to Anneliese-of Fairbanks, Alaska; parents-in-law Red and Marianna Taylor of Rexburg; brothers-in-law and spouses: Dr. Jim and Elisa Taylor of Idaho Falls; Judd and Becky Taylor of Layton, Utah; Josh Taylor of Boise; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts; and many, very close friends.
An outdoor community gathering and celebration in memory of Zach Haws will be held at the Kuna City Baseball Field in Kuna (next to the City Park) from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2015. All members of the community are invited. A brief eulogy will be held at 6:00 p.m.
in lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Kuna Educational Foundation through the Swan Falls Dentistry Scholarship Fund.
To share memories with the family please visit Zach's memorial webpage at

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 10, 2015
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