Carlie Jayde Malm went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 20, 2023. She was 32 years old and had fought mental illness for a short time, but she did it with courage.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Evangel, 3225 N. 14th St., Bismarck, there will be a service to remember this wonderful, loving, outgoing woman.
Carl and Gayla Buechler brought Carlie into the world on August 14, 1990. She graduated from Bismarck High School in 2009 and then went to the University of Mary to get her master’s degree in occupational therapy.
In May 2019, Carlie married the love of her life, Ryan Malm. A year later, when their son Camden James was born, they were so happy and thankful. They had just built and moved into a new house, and Carlie loved decorating it and making it feel like her.
Carlie has spent most of her life playing basketball, which she learned to do with her family in the driveway. She played for the Bismarck High School Demons, who won the state title in 2009. She also played for two years at Bismarck State College. Carlie kept her love of basketball going after she stopped playing by going with her dad to referee Class B high school basketball games all over North Dakota.
Carlie made friends wherever she went and lit up any room she walked into. She liked to have fun, was helpful and outgoing, and she loved her friends and family very much. Carlie was known for how kind and helpful she was at her core. She was always there to lend a hand, listen, or let someone cry on her shoulder. Grandma Irene used to call Carlie “Grandma’s Angel” because she called her every morning before she went to work. She was a very involved member of Evangel and chose to be baptized in 2021 to show that she was still committed to the Lord.
She was a busy person who liked to keep going. She was also an occupational therapist, but she also taught exercise classes. She loved helping people become better and healthier versions of themselves. She loved to plan parties, forced family gatherings, game nights, and family photos. In honor of her Uncle Gary Buechler, she would get together a group of family and friends to walk in the “Out of the Darkness” event every year.
Even though losing Carlie has left us with an empty feeling that can’t be explained, it was a blessing to be a part of her life, and we can take comfort in the fact that this is only a temporary goodbye. We will see Carlie again when we get to Heaven. We know there will be tears of sadness, but we also know that Carlie would want people to share the kindness and love that she showed to so many.
Carl Sr. and Irene Buechler and James Vliem, as well as Carlie’s Uncle Gary Buechler, died before she did.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Ryan, and their son, Camden. She also leaves behind her parents, Carl and Gayla Buechler, her siblings, Ryley (Carol) Buechler and Trisha (Jeff) Baum, her mother and father-in-law, Craig and Mel Malm, her brother and sister-in-law, Tyler (Laura) Malm, her nieces and nephews Nathan, Owen, Liam, Beckett, Hannah, Decker, and Hailey
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camden. Checks should be made out to Ryan Malm and sent to Eastgate Funeral Service, Family of Ryan Malm, 2302 E. Divide Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58501 or Carlie’s GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/f6f71a1.