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Kristie Bahschnitt

Kristie Arlene Bahschnitt entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones on January 11, 2021 at Tucson Medical Center, following a valiant fight with complications from cancer. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Sherry (Kingsley) Bahschnitt of Morenci, AZ. Kristie was diagnosed with Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma in 1996, at the age of 6. In 1997, after a year of intense chemotherapy and radiation, the tumor was removed. Due to the location of the tumor and such aggressive treatment, she developed other problems and underwent multiple surgeries. She spent most of her childhood at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Kristie attended Morenci High School. She was a cheerleader and played the flute in the Morenci Pride Band. In that year, both kidneys were removed and she was placed on dialysis. Despite this setback she went on and graduated with the class of 2010. This was the highlight of her life. She was very proud to be a Wildcat. She then went on to study Online Medical Billing and Coding at Eastern Arizona College. She was also an advocate to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. She was 23 years cancer free. Kristie was an inspiration to so many people. She was small but fierce. She didn't want anyone to feel sorry for her. She always said there were people who had it worse than her. She enjoyed going to ASU football games, road trips with her bestie Brayana, playing cards with her family and hanging out with her precious dog Moll'ee. She would say she wasn't small, she was "fun size", and that she was. She was so strong and brave. She went through more in her young life than most do in a lifetime. She was like a celebrity. We used to tell her she needed security to go anywhere. Kristie then developed an infection in her leg. She was tired, and her little body could not take anymore. She entered into eternal rest at the age of 30. We will miss her deeply, but her memory will live on in everyone who knew her. She will never be forgotten. She is survived by: her mother, Sherry Kingsley Bahschnitt of Tucson, her Grandmother Carol Kingsley of Morenci, her sister Aleesha Kingsley of Oklahoma, her brother Keno Bahschnitt of Sierra Vista; her nieces: Bill'ee, Coralynn, and Addison; her nephew Karter; her grandparents, Bob and Sally Epperson of Sierra Vista, her grandfather, Rudy Bahschnitt of Duncan, and her precious Dog, Moll'ee. Kristie was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Wayne Bahschnitt, her grandfather, William Kingsley, and her aunt, Debbie Bahschnitt. A Mass of Christian Burial for Kristie was celebrated Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the Holy Cross Catholic Church by Rev. Nathaniel Mma. Committal followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary and prayers for Kristie were offered Thursday morning, January 21, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., also at the Church.

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I am thankful I got to grow up with kristie. Aunt debbie is waiting for you fun size. Tell her her kids say hi. And go have fun up there go kiss and hug ur dad and everyone up there. Carol and sherry you should be proud of ur selves. She was so stubborn like you guys she used it to stay alive as long as she did. By asu we love and miss you. Love the bahschnitt metivier dixon family

Gail Dixon Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

I am thankful I got to grow up with kristie. Aunt debbie is waiting for you fun size. Tell her her kids say hi. And go have fun up there go kiss and hug ur dad and everyone up there. Carol and sherry you should be proud of ur selves. She was so stubborn like you guys she used it to stay alive as long as she did. By asu we love and miss you. Love the bahschnitt metivier dixon family

Gail Dixon Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kristie Bahschnitt

Darla Nelson Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kristie Bahschnitt

Darla Nelson Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

Sherry, Carol & Aleesha& family.. Sending loving vibes, healing energy, & blessings of comfort & peace.. I traveled to Tucson with Kristie & was blessed to know her for a short time..a beautiful soul & a spirit full of love:two_hearts: Thought of her often since then with much love

Cynthia Gomez Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kristie Bahschnitt

Cynthia Gomez Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kristie Bahschnitt

Cynthia Gomez Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

Sherry, Carol & Aleesha& family.. Sending loving vibes, healing energy, & blessings of comfort & peace.. I traveled to Tucson with Kristie & was blessed to know her for a short time..a beautiful soul & a spirit full of love:two_hearts: Thought of her often since then with much love

Cynthia Gomez Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

I had so much fun with you and Brianna playing games one night. We laughed so much. It was a great time together.

sylvia stock Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Kristie has now gone home to be with our Lord. Carol and Sherri I hope God fills your heart with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers to you both and to all the family.

Deborah Brinkley Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

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