John Anacabe
1947 - 2019
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John Anacabe
1947-2019
A fifth-generation Idahoan, I was born in Boise 9-21-47 and died 2-13-19.Early years included kids' games in the neighborhood and at Elm Grove Park. It was during this time that I met my future wife, Nancy, whose family lived four houses from mine. Junior/Senior High School years brought water and snow skiing, football and basketball games, dances and weekend pizza with friends. I graduated from Bishop Kelly in 1965 where I wrestled, played baseball, was on the ski team and served on the student council. For the next 4-5 years I added teaching ski lessons and coaching little league baseball to my activities. College was a five-year journey between Boise and State and Idaho where I was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. For many years I was passionate about fishing mountain lakes around McCall and Ketchum, sometimes hiking and sometimes riding one of my off-road motorcycles. Cars have always been a part of my life: muscle cars, '60s Corvettes, Porsches, and BMWs (two currently).
Banking was my occupation of choice from January 1970 until retiring January 2007 as VP/Mgr McCall Washington Federal. During this period my son Nik was born in 1976. In 2001 I married Nancy and her sons Scott and Chad became part of our blended family. After retiring, Nancy and I bought a second home in Rancho Mirage, CA where we spent many wonderful days with family and friends.
I am survived by the love of my life, Nancy, son Nik and his family, stepsons Scott Hiner and Chad Hiner and their families, sister Linda and her family and Nancy's brother Carl and his wife Mary.
There will be no services. I don't like to be the center of attention.
Arrangements under the direction of Bowman Funeral. www.bowmanfuneral.com


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Published in Idaho Statesman on Feb. 16, 2019.
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February 10, 2020
I miss you John. We had a great childhood together. Elm Grove Park was one of our favorite hangouts. Playing baseball with the guys and girls. Love you man! - Keith
keith kramis
February 19, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Nancy and the Family. John will be missed by all who knew him. We always enjoyed seeing his infectious smile.

-Dr. J. Brett Comstock and Staff
February 18, 2019
Another long time friend and all around Great Guy has left us. I new John from grade school when living on 23rd. We would see each other from time to time after we moved to the Bench in the 3rd grade. One of the great joys of my life was attending Bishop Kelly and reconnecting with many of my old mates from the North End. Rest in Love my Friend you will be missed.
Jedd Craig
February 18, 2019
John. You will be missed by you brothers of the Gamma Theta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Pledge Brothes
February 16, 2019
John with his precious granddaughter, Nola Kay Anacabe, November 11, 2018
Linda Butns
February 15, 2019
John Anacabe 1965
John Anacabe was a great friend. We grew up together on North 22nd street in Boise. We often played baseball, rode our bikes and generally hung-out together from 1953-1965. One of our favorite places was Elm Grove Park where many of us played: Kathy James, Bill Bader, Tim Halley, Dennis Schaffner just to name a few.

John and my most memorable moment was in 1965 where we graduated, surprisingly enough. We were in Physics under the tutelage of Mr. Markowski. We got the bright (or not so bright) idea to take some White Phosphorus from the lab so that we could write, yet to be determined things on the school exterior walls. Like I said, not so bright. We didn't know at the time that White Phosphorus ignited at room temperature. John opened his locker and I threw the substance wrapped in newspaper in. The package burst into liquid flames and poured out all over the front of John. This was in the middle of a class period change-over so the halls were crowed. I rolled John on the floor in order to help put the flames out while he pulled off his pants. After the flames were out, Kathy Ultican paused as she walked by and just shook her head and kept walking. John and I were expelled for a few days but were re-admitted in order to complete the year, since it was only a month or two before graduation. I don't think John's parents allowed him to talk to be again but I'm only guessing. We were on the ski team together. We had the best classmates one could ever hope for. We had many many exploits.

John, I love you and will sorely miss you my friend. I pray that you are resting in the arms of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Keith Kramis
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