Scott Hankins, 66, of Nampa, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian, ID on August 31, 2017 from complications associated with diabetes and congestive heart failure. He was surrounded by his loving wife and 4 children and his older brother.
Scott was born April 10, 1951 in Idaho Falls, ID to Thora Snow Hankins and Glenn Arthur Hankins. When he was 6 they relocated the family to Boise, ID. He grew up on the Boise bench and spent his childhood exploring the outdoors with his 2 brothers and friends.
He attended Franklin Elementary school, West Junior High and graduated from Borah High School in 1969. He was a proud member of the undefeated Borah Lions football team and was still in contact with many old teammates and classmates. Immediately after high school he began attending Boise State.
Scott was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a two-year mission in the Alberta Saskatchewan Canada mission from 1971 to 1973. After returning from his mission he continued his education at Boise State.
He met the love of his life, (Leda) Anne Hochstrasser, at an LDS Institute dance on New Year’s Eve of 1970. They were married in the Idaho Falls temple on March 14, 1974. Scott continued his education while they started a family. He graduated from Boise State University in May of 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.
He began his career as a Social Worker for the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare in 1978 in Pocatello, ID. He spent the majority of his career as a Child Protection Worker. He also spent time as a Juvenile Justice Worker, and ended his career as a Foster Care Licensing Supervisor. In 1981 he moved his family to Dayton, ID and worked in the Preston, ID office. They spent nearly 6 years in Cache Valley until a position became available where they could move closer to family and back to the Treasure Valley. The family has been settled in Nampa for the last 31 years. His social work career spanned 30 years until his retirement in 2008. During his career, he helped countless amounts of children and families with his kind and gentle heart and willingness to listen.
Scott was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many different callings over the years. He was a beloved Home Teacher, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Scout Leader, Executive Secretary, Elders Quorum President, and was currently a member of the High Priests Quorum in the Nampa, ID 15th ward. Because of his ability to work with any kind of person in any situation, he was continuously called upon for counsel and advice from multiple leaders in multiple wards.
Scott was preceded in death by his Father, Glenn Arthur Hankins, his mother, Thora Snow Hankins, his younger brother Roger Allen Hankins and just recently his beloved dog, Rocky Hankins (aka: RocketDog).
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne (Hochstrasser) Hankins, and his children William Glenn (Bill) Hankins (Scott Cheney) of Laramie, WY, Crystal Anne Hankins Nay (K.C.) of McCall, ID, Heather Marie Hankins Ricks (Stephen) of Minot, ND, and Jeffrey Scott Hankins (Kristina) of Nampa, ID.
Scott enjoyed his retirement years being “Poppa” to 14 grandchildren who loved him and will miss him dearly. They range in age from 1 to 19. They include Bill’s children, Hunter (15) and Daphne (12); Crystal’s children, Kamron (19), Bethany (17) and Tessa (9); Heather’s children, Seth (15), Trevor (13), Alexander (11), Danielle (9), Bennett (4) and Rose (1); and Jeffrey’s children, Annabelle (10), Loralei (7) and Charlie (3).
Scott’s funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, September 5, at the LDS Chapel at 2212 E. Amity Rd. in Nampa, ID. Public viewing will be from 12 to 12:45 PM. Interment to follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise.