Friends in the Desert Board Member
Rev. C. Michael Annis, 74, of Henderson, passed away Saturday, Feb.15, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. Fr. Mike was born March 1, 1939, to Barbara and Charles Annis, in Framingham, Mass. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technolocy (MIT) in1961 and the Episcopal Theological Seminary in 1965. Fr. Mike was married to Joyce Rosenberger in August 1965 and they served together in Indiana, California, Iowa, and Pennsylvania, before retiring to Henderson in 2003. Fr. Mike spent 48 years as a priest in the Episcopal church, concluding his ministry at Church of the Epiphany and St. Timothy’s Church, both in Henderson. He was a dedicated Christian, pastor, father, grandfather and friend and was well-loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Fr. Mike is survived by his wife, Joyce; and their four children, Karen Weires of Nevada, Kenneth Annis and The Nguyen of California, and Tuan Bui of Oregon. He is also survived by his sister, Christina Sells; his brother, David Annis, both of Indiana; and nine grandchildren. There will be a celebration of Fr. Mike’s life and service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. Burial is pending at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Fairview, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Friends in the Desert, 43 W. Pacific Ave., Henderson, NV 89015.