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Arleen Mortensen Smith Herbert

08/23/1932 - 08/18/2023
Service Date: 08/26/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1911 N 24th St
Visitation Date: 08/26/2023
Visitation Time: 9:30 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Arleen Mortensen Smith Herbert, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona.  She was born to Udell and Ada Mortensen in Bluewater, New Mexico in 1932.  Arleen led a very happy, active life filled with family, friends and many activities including scrapbooking, traveling and beachcombing.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout her life.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jay M. Smith, her second husband, Talmage M. Herbert, her parents Udell and Ada Mortensen, brothers Larry Mortensen, Leone Mortensen, Kent Mortensen, sister Vona Jo Edwardson, and stepson Bryan Herbert.  She is survived by her brother, Val Mortensen, four children, Jaylene Garrett (Bud), Rodney Smith (Rita), Cindy Bongiorno, Leslie Wilkins, and two stepchildren David Herbert (Terri) and Falene DeLeon.  Arleen had many grandchildren and great grandchildren that loved and cherished her as their grandmother.

Funeral services are Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a visitation at 9:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel, 1911 North 24th Street, Mesa, AZ.  For family and friends that are unable to attend, the services will be available through this ZOOM link:  https://zoom.us/j/93601271404.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Sherry Mortensen Brinkerhoff

    Arleen was such a wonderful aunt. Loved her and all of our family get togethers. Wish I could be there with my cousins to celebrate her life. Love you all.

  • My condolences. She sure was a kind lady. Rest in peace with our most beautiful Savior.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. She and my uncle Talmage loved RVing. I can remember meeting her the first time at my mom’s,Louise, house they were in their RV.

  • Arleen always treated as though I were family and I am forever thankful to her for guidance through the years. Many condolences for your families loss. She was a precious gem.

  • Becky Reed Lisonbee

    She was a wonderful lady. She had a beautiful, radiant smile and a wonderful family.

  • Marjorie Snipes

    Arleen brought light and love into this world. She loved family and she grafted family onto her roots through her deep connections to other relatives and friends. Over the years we took several trips together – in Georgia, Oregon, New Mexico, and Arizona. She loved to tell about the history of her ancestors, show her beautiful rock collection, and share scrapbooks of all the many amazing trips and adventures she had over such a full life. And she beamed when she talked about her children and grandchildren. I send my condolences to each one of you, on the Smith and Herbert sides, including Bryan’s family – she loved all of you so much. And I will miss her, too, so much.

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