Kristin Mortensen Hamblin passed away on January 14, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 37. She was a devoted wife and mother whose focus in life was serving her family and reaching out to those in need.Kristin was born on January 13, 1981 in Mesa and grew up in Tempe, Arizona where she graduated with highest honors from Tempe High School. She continued her education at Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude in December 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Professionally she pursued a career as an analyst at Bank One in Phoenix and later at America West Airlines in Tempe. Kristin was a devoted wife and mother of five children, and was deeply involved in their education and activities as she helped them develop their talents in music, dance, athletics, arts and crafts. She served faithfully in her local church congregation as a teacher, youth leader and service coordinator. Her strength and courage during medical challenges was an inspiration to many. Kristin is survived by her loving husband Brett Hamblin; her five children Carson (12), Natalie (10), Madelyn (8), Samantha (6), and Ryan (3); her parents Fred and Shauna Mortensen; her sister Rachelle Urry; her brothers Todd and Nathan; her grandparents Merle and Carol Allen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services remembering her life and faith will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 2252 W. Mesquite Street in Chandler, Arizona. A viewing will occur on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the same location, as well as on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 to 9:45 am.