Obituary - Kristen Nicole Young


Last updated 10/10/2023 at 11:29am

Kristen Young

Kristen Nicole Young, 43, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Kristen was born December 30, 1979, in Havre, Montana, to Chris Young and Robyn Morrison. She and her sister, Kelsen Young, were raised in Havre, Montana.

Kristen graduated from Havre High School in 1998. Growing up, Kristen was involved in many activities, including cheerleading, student government, Miss Teen Montana, and golf. She also enjoyed art club. May Day was her favorite day of the year and she made and delivered May baskets to her loved ones.

In 1989, at the age of 9 years old, Kristen met Barbi Young, who would become her stepmother. In 2008, Kristen would become the stepdaughter of Gerry Hill when he married Robyn.

Kristen attended the University of Montana for one year, achieving honors. She then convinced her parents that she should go to the Art Institute in Seattle, Washington. She graduated with high honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004. It was Kristen's passion to be an artist and a designer. She loved doing it and it brought her peace.

Upon graduation, Kristen became a commercial interior designer, working with the most successful architects in Seattle and the northwest. She used her artistic talents in designing the interiors of major construction developments specializing in restaurants and hotels.

During her career, Kristen founded Blank Canvas, a nonprofit organization, to perform spontaneous works of art in the service of charity.

In 2015, Kristen returned to Montana, residing in Helena, and worked primarily in the commercial hospitality field.

Kristen was a beautiful person, with a vivacious personality, and a big smile. She leaves behind many friends that will truly miss her. Those friends, whether they be near or far, meant everything to Kristen.

Kristen was greeted in heaven by her grandparents, Gary and Neta Young, Robert and Patsy Morrison, and by her aunt, Karen Morrison.

She will be missed tremendously by surviving members of her family: her father and stepmother, Chris and Barbi Young, sister and sister-in-law, Kelsen Young and Jennifer Bagley, stepbrothers, Christopher Evans, Jeremy Young and Zack Young, aunt, Jill Young and Lorrie Wold, her mother and stepfather, Robyn Morrison and Gerry Hill, aunt and uncle, Lynn and Miles Hamilton, and cousins, Ryan and Lucas Hamilton.

Kristen has been cremated. The Young family will have a service for Kristen at a later date. Condolences for any of the above family members may be sent to 46522 Stagecoach Trail, Ronan, Montana, 59864.


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