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Kristin Mortensen Hamblin


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.


  • Diane Bland Posted January 20, 2018 8:10 PM

    I am her Dad, Fred’s cousin, Diane. I was very sorry to hear about Kristen’s death. What a tragic loss to her family. Our prayers are with all of you. May the Lord give you peace and understanding.

  • Todd and Joy Brower Posted January 22, 2018 11:43 AM

    We are truly sorry for your loss Fred and Shauna and family! Our prayers are with you all.

  • Ginger Coyle Posted January 22, 2018 2:01 PM

    Brett, Thinking of you, the children and the entire family as you work to process this unthinkable loss and move forward. Please know my heart is with you.

  • Swati Dandekar Posted January 22, 2018 2:11 PM

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

  • Joy Wilson Posted January 22, 2018 3:51 PM


    I am so terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful wife. May God heal you and your family as you begin to process all that has happened. I pray for all of you during this very difficult time.

  • Reuben Fischman Posted January 22, 2018 4:26 PM

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. May your wife’s memory forever be a blessing

  • Tammy (Krebs) Adams Posted January 22, 2018 4:42 PM

    I just loved Kristin. I am so saddened to hear about her passing. We first met in the singles ward in the early 2000’s. She was always a bright spot of sunshine and happiness. She always had something positive to say about everyone. She laughed easily and often. As we married and had children, we continued to run into each other around town and at a few swim meets. She still continued to show love and happiness and always so enthusiastic about everything she shared. I loved seeing her around and will miss seeing her! Love and prayers to her family during this extremely difficult time.

  • Lara Saville Dahl Posted January 22, 2018 6:21 PM

    When I was brand-new in the singles ward and knew no one, it was Kristin who reached out and friended me. She even went above and beyond and asked me to join her and several of her friends to go hiking in the Narrows. I went, and we all had an amazing time. Kristin was the embodiment of charity. I am so sad to hear of her passing.

  • William Fahrenkrog Posted January 22, 2018 10:27 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult path in life.

  • Alan Chen Posted January 24, 2018 7:42 AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Michael Leith Posted January 24, 2018 11:38 AM

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Thoughts and prayers go to you and your family for strength in this difficult time.

  • Victor Khoo Posted January 27, 2018 8:03 PM

    Brett – I’m so heartbroken and am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will always be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • Tirzah Carolyn Heywood Posted February 24, 2018 3:38 PM

    I am so sorry to read of the loss of such a wonderful young woman. I never met her but attended Tempe High School with her father Fred. In High School, my name was Linda. My heart goes out to her parents. It is such an unexpected and terrible tragedy to lose one’s child. May your many memories of her be a blessing and a comfort in the days ahead. To her husband and children I can only express my deep sorrow for their great loss of a loving wife and mother. Please except my heart felt condolences.

  • Randy and Karen Lowe Posted April 1, 2018 2:21 PM

    Dear Brett: We don’t know you, but have prayed for your family. Our son is serving a mission in the Bengalore India mission under the direction of President Mortensen your father in law. Karen and I were devastated when we heard of your tragic loss. We just were once again stunned as we listened to general conference and made the connection from our son, to his mission president, their precious daughter and your beloved wife. Our prayers will continue on this Easter and the days to follow, that you may be comforted by your family, friends and the spirit of he who we celebrate this day.

  • Amanda Pifer Posted April 2, 2018 10:13 PM

    Dear sweet Hamblin family,
    My heart aches for you and the pain and loss you have endured. I just heard the sad news yesterday in conference. I couldn’t hold back the tears as I remembered what an incredible woman Kristin was. I had the great privilege to teach 3 of the Hamblin children at Happy Apple Peschool. I loved talking and visiting with Kristin. She was an incredibly supportive and loving mother! She never missed a field trip, performance, or holiday party. Such a special person and a delight every time I was around her. Her sweet adorable children also have her zest for life and beautiful smile! I am so grateful to have known her! She will be truly missed, and your family is in my prayers! Love, Teacher Amanda (Amanda Pifer)

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