Carlie Jayde Malm went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 20, 2023, at the age of 32 after a brief but courageous battle with mental illness.
A Celebration of Life Service to remember this wonderful, loving, outgoing woman will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 2 at Evangel, 3225 N 14th St., Bismarck.
Carlie was born on August 14, 1990, to parents Carl and Gayla Buechler. She graduated from Bismarck High School in 2009 and went on to graduate with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Mary. Carlie married the love of her life Ryan Malm in May 2019. A year later, they were beyond excited and blessed to welcome their son, Camden James. They had recently built and moved into a new house, and Carlie enjoyed decorating and filling their home with the warmth and kindness that was true to her nature.
Starting in the driveway with her family, Carlie dedicated most of her life to the sport of basketball. She played for the 2009 State Champion Bismarck High School Demons and continued to play 2 years at Bismarck State College. After her playing career was over, Carlie continued her love of the sport by traveling around North Dakota to referee Class B high school basketball games as a father-daughter duo.
Carlie immediately lit up any room she entered and made friends everywhere she went. She was fun loving, supportive and outgoing, and she loved her friends and family deeply and fiercely. To her core, Carlie was known for her caring and giving nature. She was always there to give a lending hand, a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on. Grandma Irene would tell Carlie that she was "Grandma's Angel," because Carlie would call every morning before starting her day. She was an active member of Evangel and made the choice to be baptized in 2021 to renew her commitment to the Lord.
She was a very active person that loved to stay busy. Besides her OT job, she taught exercise classes and loved to help people become a better, healthier version of themselves. She loved to be the organizer of parties, forced family get togethers, game nights and family pictures. Each year, she would organize a group of family and friends to walk in the "Out of the Darkness" event to support suicide prevention in honor of her Uncle Gary Buechler.
While losing Carlie has left an indescribable emptiness in our hearts, it was a blessing to be able to share in her life and take comfort in knowing this is a temporary goodbye. We will one day be reunited with Carlie in Heaven. We know that there will be tears of sadness, but we know that Carlie would want others to spread kindness and love that she shared with so many.
Carlie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl Sr. and Irene Buechler and James Vliem; and her Uncle, Gary Buechler.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Ryan and their son, Camden; parents, Carl and Gayla Buechler; siblings, Ryley (Carol) Buechler, Trisha (Jeff) Baum; her mother and father-in-law, Craig and Mel Malm; brother and sister-in-law, Tyler (Laura) Malm; nieces and nephews Nathan, Owen, Liam, Beckett, Hannah, Decker and Hailey; grandmother, Gladys Vleim and many other friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camden, please make checks payable to Ryan Malm and send to Eastgate Funeral Service, Family of Ryan Malm, 2302 E. Divide Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58501 or Carlie’s GoFundMe https://gofund.me/f6fa71a1.