Staff Sergeant Katie L. Worthen is stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii with the 324th Intelligence Squadron as a cryptology analyst.
She is a 1997 graduate of Payson High School and the daughter of Cozette and Jimmy Ridge of Payson and Delbert Worthen of Farmington, N.M.
The Staff Sergeant earned an associates degree in communications application technology through the Community College of the Air Force.
Her mother writes, "You are a constant source of pride! We love and miss you every day. The Mom and Jimmy"