Annette Diane Justin
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Annette Diane Justin
  • August 8, 1950 - March 22, 2016
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

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On March, 23, 2016 Annette Justin returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father where she joined her family members who have passed before her. She is now free from her pain and struggles of this mortal life. Annette was born on August 8, 1950, the fourth of six children to Alfred and Reah N. (Crystal) Justin. She was raised Catholic and attended the Holy Rosary Elementary Catholic School, O. E. Bell Junior High School then she later attended Idaho Falls High school where she graduated in 1968. After high school Annette married Richard Todd Loosli on October 21, 1971 in Idaho Falls, ID. From this union two children were born: Jared Todd Loosli and Tristin Richard Loosli. Annette and Todd later divorced after twenty-four years of marriage.

Annette's love and commitment to her handicapped son Tristin focused her to be very active in programs for disabled children. Annette volunteered in the special education programs in the Idaho Falls and Bonneville School Districts. She was instrumental in starting the Developmental Workshop where she worked with children with disabilities, teaching them basic life skills and how to swim. She also spent a lot of time helping out with the Special Olympics. Annette's love for horses helped her to become involved in equestrian therapy for children with disabilities. Annette also volunteered at the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls.

Annette was an avid reader and always had her nose in a book. She loved to write poetry. She embodied being a home maker. She loved to quilt and Levi quilts were her specialty. She loved to cook and was very good at it. She made her own sour-dough bread from scratch. Annette was given a sour dough start that was well over 100 years old at a family reunion that she took great pride in keeping going. She was great at making fruit leather and all the kids in the neighborhood loved it. Annette loved horses and loved to ride. Annette was a very private person but those near and dear to her she held close for many years. Annette had a deep love for nature and loved to camp. She and her siblings and their children spent many summers in Island Park, Idaho at their family's cabin on the Buffalo River where many great memories were made.

Annette had a very quick wit and a great sense of humor. She has been described by those are closest to her as being sweet, tender-hearted, always willing to help others yet could be very stubborn or hard headed once she made a decision about something.

Annette is survived by her sons: Jared Todd Loosli, (Liz) of Pocatello, ID and Tristin Richard Loosli of Idaho Falls, ID; sister in law: Aarda Justin, Boise, ID, brother, Dave Justin (Glenda), Idaho Falls, ID, brother in law: Marlon Davis, Idaho Falls, ID and brother: Shaun Justin (Cathy), Boise, ID. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Whitnee, Landon, Dylan and Ashton. Annette is preceded in death by her parents Alfred Justin and Rhea (Crystal) Justin, her two brothers: Tim and Laird Justin and her sister Laurie Davis.

A celebration of Annette's life will be held on July 16, 2016 at the Buffalo River in Island Park, Idaho.