Kristine (Mort) Mutum

June 27, 1950 ~ June 3, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Kristine passed away June 3, 2023, with loved ones by her side, after her battle with cancer.

Kristine was born to Edith and Don Mort on June 27, 1950, in Bremerton, Washington. She was the last of four children, with three older brothers. Her mom was a professional baker, and Kristi loved her pastries and cakes.

Kris married Denny Owens, and they soon moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where she spent a lot of time boating and bear hunting. She gave birth to her only child, Jenni, in 1971, while living in Alaska.

In 1974, Kris met Tom Kime, and they quickly fell in love. They shared a love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. They married, and moved several times due to Tom being in the Navy, but finally, in 1984, they settled in Idaho Falls where she worked at Parkview Hospital as a histologist, and then moved on to EIRMC. She worked there until 2009.

In 2009, she met the love of her life, Tad Mutum. She moved to the Sun Valley area, and then bought their home in Bellevue. She worked at Heany Plumbing in Ketchum, and most recently, worked for the Senior Connection in Hailey, where she made beautiful friendships. She loved her patients and they adored her. It was always in her nature to care for others, always making sure everyone felt loved and special. Kris had a green thumb to be envious of. She loved working in her yard, and growing flowers and beautiful house plants. She and Tad  loved to hit yard sales on the weekends where they would collect unique and beautiful antiques and treasures. They loved going on Harley rides with Donnie, Cyndie and their friends, always looking for new adventures.

She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She always knew how to make Jenni feel good about herself. Jenni would complain about her looks, and Kris would say to her, “Don’t worry, babe. You’ll grow into those teeth and lips and that’s just baby fat.” She had a great sense of humor and was so fun to be around. She especially loved being Nanny (grandma) to her 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; they were the love of her life. One of the grandchildren's favorite memories was of stamping with Nanny. She would break out her 200-300 stamps and ink, and they would all stamp into the late hours.

Kris had an extra special relationship with her brother, Donnie.  The two of them were crazy, funny together. One of the favorite stories is of them when they were kids. Their dad had told them to settle down a couple times because they were running around crazy playing and the next thing they knew, Kris’s butt was going through the living room window. When they got older, their jokes went to a higher level. They had this thing for years where they would send each other horrible, weird gifts. One year, she opened a birthday gift Donnie had sent in the mail. When she opened it and moved the tissue paper back, it was a tarantula skin! Anyone who knows Kris knows she hates spiders! You never knew what the two of them were going to come up with next.

Kris was also known for her exceptional cooking skills. BBQs and holidays were always yummy. She was famous for her potato salad and deviled eggs. Holiday dinners were always so much fun because family would always get together at her house. It was important to her to have her family close and to spend time together.

Kris wanted everyone to know how grateful she was for all the support she received from family, friends, neighbors, and nurses.

She leaves behind her husband Tad Mutum; daughter Jenni (Shawn) Webster; brother Donnie (Cyndie) Mort; grandchildren, Krisha Carroll, Randee (Omar) Fierro, Kirk Webster, Devan Webster, Markus Webster, and M’kayla Webster; great-grandchildren, Rohan Killian, Knoxx Killian, Aero Killian, Archer Killian, Zayne Fierro, Arayah Fierro, Haizlee Webster, and Johana Webster. 

She was preceded in death by Don Mort, Edith Mort, Eddie Mort, Bruce Mort, and Tom Kime.

To honor my mother’s wishes, there will be no service held. I know that she will be with us all in spirit. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. 



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