The Obit For Everett Mankey

Everett Thomas "Tom" Mankey Jr.

Published in the Los Angeles Daily News on 5/11/2008.

Born December 16, 1928 in Hollywood, California, to Everett Thomas and Ruby Linden Mankey. An outstanding athlete, Tom attended Hollywood High School and played baseball for the Phillies in the 50's.

After serving in Korea, he returned to follow in his father's footsteps as a Land Surveyor for Los Angeles County. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, camping and backpacking. He coached Toluca Lake Little Leaguers for many years. Tom played competitive Sr. Softball locally and in tournaments around the world. He would often be found on the golf course, where his humor and zest for life were displayed.

Tom met Frances on a blind date. Love at first sight led to marriage and 53+ years of adventure, companionship, love, fun, and raising a family. When Frances died last fall, Tom's heart broke. He lost his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis surrounded by his children on April 27, 2008.

Tom will be deeply missed by friends and family. Son, Christopher his wife Elizabeth, their daughters Krysten and Stephanie, of Simi Valley. Daughter, Tracy Hebert, her husband Fred, their children Bynette and Brent, of Thousand Oaks. Daughter Robin Mankey, her daughters Ami and Mayetta, of Palo Alto.

Memorial Service to be held Friday, May, 16, 2008, 3:30 p.m., at First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Celebration of his life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Research at UCLA (310) 825-5316.