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OSAA administrative assistant Kristie Patterson passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, due to complications from cancer.

Kristie was a valuable resource to not only the staff but to member schools across the state. An integral part of the OSAA staff, she organized numerous programs to help the Association run smoothly and for the member schools to receive what they needed in a timely manner.  Kristie, a U.S. Army veteran, was hired in 1999 and her efforts with state championships and the OSAA Foundation impacted every school in the Association at one time or another. She was a beloved member of the Association staff for 24 years who believed strongly in the benefits of high school activities and will be dearly missed.

Kristie, 65, is survived by her sons Anthony, Charlie, and Jordan, along with their significant others. The family is making plans for a celebration of life to be held later this Fall.