Kristeen Mendenhall

Kristeen was born November 14, 1950 in Hurricane, Utah to Donna Reber Sandberg and Garth Snow Sandberg.  She was married to Scott Mendenhall on September 3, 1971 in the St. George Temple.

Kristeen was raised in Hurricane, Utah; graduated from Hurricane High School in 1969. She attended college at Southern Utah State College where she met her husband. They lived in Cedar City, Payson, Santaquin, and settled in Hurricane.

­She had a great love of flowers, birds, reading, and word games. Her favorite things included being outdoors whether it was viewing flowers, camping with her family, hiking, and daily walks. She enjoyed her church calling as the “Birthday Specialist” to the relief society for the past 15 years. She loved watching Hallmark movies with the family throughout the holidays.  She had a true appreciation for all desserts, as long as they included cool whip. Family was very important to Kris and she always loved visiting her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an amazing mother to her loving family and will be remembered for her generosity and her unconditional love.

Kristeen is survived by her husband (Scott Mendenhall, Hurricane) and children (Melissa Mendenhall, Hurricane), (Mikel and Lucy Mendenhall, Santaquin), (Marc Mendenhall, Springville), (Morgan and Amber Mendenhall, Hyrum); grandchildren (David Mendenhall, Karina Mendenhall, Kellan Mendenhall); siblings (Richard and Marilyn Sandberg, West Jordan), and (Karen Bennett (Sandberg), St. George).

Kristeen is preceded by her parents Donna and Garth Sandberg, and her siblings Gary Sandberg, Patricia Sandberg Bastian, and Stein Sandberg.

Funeral services will be for immediate family only on December 2, 2020, 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 677 South 700 West Hurricane, Utah. Visitation will be on December 2, 2020 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the same location.  Internment will take place at the Hurricane City Cemetery.

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Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



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14 Responses

  1. Chris was a special sister. We will miss her greatly. Our prayers go with Scott and their children and grandchildren.
    With live Love

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Chris was a very special friend to my mom, Dorothy Sorensen. Our love, Dorothy Sorensen, Linda and Terry Proctor.

  3. I sure will miss Aunt Kris.. such a great and wonderful Aunt and so fun to play Rook with. Among other great memories . We love you Kris and will miss ya tons. Prayers to Uncles Scott and to Melissa, Mikel, Marc, and Morgan. May the Lord bless you and comfort you

  4. Condolences to the family/relatives & friends. She will be missed. I will miss seeing her pass by my house on her daily walks & our visits. Loved her smile & instant laugh over certain topics of conversation….. R.I.P. dear friend……❤

  5. We will miss our Aunt Kris. She always had a big smile and a kind word! We will surly miss her. Hugs and prayers for her family! She had a great reunion with Grandma & Grandpa, My Dad, Pat, and Stein. Heaven was sure lucky to get another Sandberg! Love you forever Aunt Kris

  6. I will miss my dear forever friend, but will treasure the many memories we made together. Heaven has been blessed to have her back and I will look forward to the day I can see her again. Love you Kris!

  7. Jeremiah, Savannah and I send our Love and Prays. I am sure Paul was glad to see his aunt Kris. We are sorry for your loss. at times like these we are reminded how grateful we are family is forever.

  8. I will sure miss dear aunt Kris. I have wonderful memories of her kindness, her sweet smile and how fun she was. I am grateful for the knowledge we will see her again. Hugs and kisses to the rest of the family.

  9. So sorry for your loss. The services for Kris was amazing. I was one of the North Ward first year beehives.

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