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Kelvin Kelly Baldwin

Kelvin Kelly Baldwin was born July 6, 1987 in Chandler, Arizona. Even at a young age he was a hard worker and ambitious. He earned his Eagle Scout award and graduated from Chandler High School at sixteen years old. Before he was eighteen, he was foreman for a construction company. In 2005 he joined the United States Army. After boot camp, he served an LDS mission to Honduras. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007. While serving as the lead gunner, his Humvee hit an IED injuring Kelvin. He suffered from a head wound and shrapnel which pierced his right ear and back of his head. In his military service, he earned several distinguished awards including: a Purple Heart, Army Accommodation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal. He was honorably released from the Army reserves while serving in the 56th military police company. Later in life, he discovered a love of breaking horses and worked full-time to make his dream of boarding and training horses a reality. From his time in Iraq, Kelvin suffered from PTSD, which affected all areas of his life, but he found joy in working with his horses and spending time with his two children. Kelvin lived big in every sense: he loved fully, he hugged tightly, he worked ceaselessly, and he dreamed abundantly. He is survived by his wife, Merrin Baldwin, and his young children Lincoln and Cecilia Baldwin, along with his loving parents Carol and Kelly Baldwin, and his siblings Brandon (Melissa) Baldwin, Jeremy (Kaylee)Baldwin, and Jessica (Chase) Carlson. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who adored him. Kelvin will be greatly missed.
A public viewing will be held Thursday April 12th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Bueler Mortuary, 14 W Hulet Drive Chandler, AZ 85225. Funeral Services will be held Friday April 13th at 10 a.m. at the LDS Chandler West Stake Center, 1950 W. Galveston in Chandler, AZ. He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Cave Creek.

6 Comments

  • TJ Posted April 11, 2018 9:54 AM

    Offering sincere condolences, no doubt this is a difficult time for the family. May you put trust in the many promises our Heavenly Father guarantees will soon come about and allow that wonderful hope to comfort you in the days ahead. (John 11:25; Ps. 37:29)

  • Tammy Taylor Posted April 12, 2018 12:17 PM

    We are praying for you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the love of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Love to you.

  • Diane Riddle Posted April 12, 2018 2:04 PM

    We are praying for your and your family. I came love your smile and laugh, to love your zest life and love of animals. The way you would charge forward not fearful, of anything, and getting up to push forward when you were knocked down. You always seemed to put others before yourself. You were always willing to help when you could or try to figure out another options. I know that you are with God surrounded by love. God speed my friend.

  • Roberta Kennedy Posted April 12, 2018 3:13 PM

    I was sad to hear of Kelvin’s passing. I met him three times and liked him. My prayers are with Merrin and the family and friends. Rest in Peace Kelvin.

  • Burt Aylesworth Posted April 12, 2018 7:27 PM

    Our family was very sad to hear of Kelvin’s passing. He was a good young man and a good man. He was a good friend to Ryan and will be missed by all. His entire family is in our prayers.

  • Dania Blunier – Venable Posted April 13, 2018 9:25 AM

    Merrin,
    We have never met but I had the pleasure of working with Kelvin at Holcomb & Shreeve. He was always lighthearted, amusing and easy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that memories will bring sadness and tears now but, I wish for you that time when those memories turn into smiles and laughter at the joy he brought to you and your family.
    My sincerest condolences to you and your children.
    Dania Blunier Venable

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