J D Mankin

November 10, 1921January 26, 2019

JD Mankin, 97, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 of natural causes in Loveland, Colorado. JD was born November 10, 1921 to Robert and Alice Mankin in Yeager, Oklahoma. He was the middle of five children.

JD joined the US Marine Corps in 1942 and served in the Central Pacific in World War II as a forward observer for the artillery. He was honorably discharged on November 1, 1945. He was married to Hazel Alice Reavis on November 24, 1945 and they were happily married for the next 73 years. After graduating with a bachelors degree from New Mexico State University and a masters degree from Colorado State University, JD began a career as a Ranch Manager and member of the University of Nevada and University of Idaho Extension Services. He retired as a full professor from the University of Idaho in 1985. JD had many activities he enjoyed, but loved fishing, camping, painting, training horses, and studying the Bible. He was a wonderful teacher and coach. JD was a faithful long-time Christian and a member of the Church of Christ. He served 10 years as an elder in the Caldwell, Idaho Church of Christ.

JD is survived by his wife, Hazel Mankin, son Robb Mankin and his wife, Julie; son-in-law Ron Montague, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughters; Martha Mankin and Lillian Montague.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:30 am at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ft. Collins, Colorado


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 31, 2019

J D Mankin

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J.Keith Mumford

February 1, 2019

Kuna Idaho Memories
Yes, Mankin family you are still remembered with affection. Much due to JDs interesting conversations related to his travels to the ranches in Nevada & Idaho and the cordial dinners shared by Hazel and my Mother that summer at least 59 years ago. Our prayers of comfort especially to Hazel and Robb.
The Mumford family

Lola Caldwell

January 31, 2019

My father was John Mankin. I remember going to the Marine Base to visit cousin JD in San Diego, California..
Sending prayers to his family, Lola

Shar, Lexie and Lily

January 29, 2019

My dogs and I visited J.D. and Hazel regularly in Loveland. We so enjoyed getting to know J.D. and feel very fortunate to have had him as a friend. J.D. especially loved the dogs, Lexie and Lily, and would always have popcorn to share with them. It seemed J.D. would also be eating a meal most times we would visit and he was always kind enough to share sausage, bacon or anything else with the dogs.

J.D. was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten. Hazel, Robb and the family will be in our thoughts during this difficult time.