Amalia Judiscak loved life, and everyone loved Mali. She touched people’s lives wherever she went and whatever she did. It sounds cliche, but she was a shooting star – brilliantly lighting her path in an all too short life. She was taken from us far too soon in our understanding, but at the perfect time in God’s loving plan. We already miss her so much and can’t imagine life without her.
Mali was born in Tucson, Arizona just 17 short years ago. Mali loved animals, particularly her dog, Elliot (and everyone else’s dogs too). Mali was a natural athlete, being the youngest of 5 children, with three older brothers, Ray, Elijah and Dom, and one older sister, Chelsea. Mali loved to sing, even though she could not carry a tune, and Mali danced like no one was watching. Mali was smart and confident and beautiful. Mali had a style all her own. Mali loved to greet patrons of Ace Hardware, where she worked part-time as a cashier, and loved to photobomb every picture she could. Mali was strong, but had a tender heart, and displayed genuine love and care – but Mali also called it like she saw it.
Mali is survived by her sister and brothers, her parents, Dot and Kevin Judiscak, her aunts and uncles, Carol and Mark, and Sally and Jim, and her grandmother, Katherine “Nina” Mitchell, her half-sister, Staci Loucheim – and also by the many she encountered before leaving us. We love you Mali. We still expect for you to walk through the door, but instead will have to wait until we come to you.
A Gathering will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 4:00PM with Funeral Service to begin at 6PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Dear Dotty. My heart goes out to you and Kevin. I feel the pain that you have losing a child. There are no words to express our sympathy for your family. If you want to talk, I’m here for you. With love Jean Carsten
Our heart goes out to you. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss of such a beautiful young girl. We understand and feel your pain and heartache and hope that one day you may find comfort. I understand Amalia was a friend of my son Tomas. I’m sure he is looking out for her in heaven. Your family is in our prayers.
Dear Judiscak family, my family’s heart goes out to you. Mali was a great friend to me back in middle school and i will continue to cherish the memories we had together. I will never forget her and continue to honor her sweet soul. Much much love, Maya vostrejs.
David and Melissa Warren
To the Judiscak family, we are heartbroken for your loss. Mali was a bright light and a joy every time she was in our home. We are grateful to have known her and for the blessing she was to our family. You are in our thoughts and we are wishing peace for you, particularly during this painful time.
The Coon Briddell Family
Sending our love as we ache with your family over this profound loss. No words will ever offer enough but please know we carry your family in our hearts. We are so deeply saddened by Mali leaving too soon.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Carol E Huben
Dear Dot – our hearts are with you and your beautiful family during this terrible time. How I wish I could be
there to hold your hand or dry your tears.
Love, Carol and Tom Huben
Dearest Dot and Kevin….and the rest of your family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs…always.
I only got to know Amalia for a short period of time but dang did she make an impact. The world lost such a beautiful soul. Me and my family are so sorry for your loss, we are sending you so much love during this time. We love you Amalia
Cousins, we are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you and strength and peace. You are in our prayers. Love a Colorado Judiscak cousin, Carrie (Judiscak) Richter.
I am so sorry Dot! My deepest condolences to you and your family!
My heart goes out to you Dottie. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. Praying for you all.
My sincere condolences to you and your family , Dottie. Losing a child is the worst thing possible. With heartfelt sympathy. Regina Ficalora Colgan
From our family to yours, we know your loss is great. Words can not express the feelings. Only God’s perfect plan can. We love her and miss her dearly. Wishing you as much comfort and peace as possible.
My family’s sincere sorrow for the ;loss of this vibrant young person from the Judiscak family. May God surround you with His Loving Arms and grant you peace in this time of sorrow. We are praying for all our Judiscak family.
Susan McCann Graves
Dear Dot — My thoughts and many prayers are with you as you navigate the loss of your beautiful daughter.
My heart is going out to you all. she was the kindest soul i’ve ever met and showed me what a true friend is. it still feels surreal. she was an amazing girl with an amazing family. and she will continue to live on in our hearts
Dear Judiscak family, my family and I send our love, prayers and dearest condolences. I only knew Mali for a short period of time but she felt like a sister to me, and most importantly she was my best friend. She always knew how to cheer me up, make me laugh and smile. She was such a pure and genuine soul with so much love to give. We are very sorry for your loss, my family and I will continue to pray for her. May her soul rest in paradise.
My heart felt sympathies on the loss of your beautiful daughter.
I will miss her dearly , I would hear her laughing at the registers, I didn’t know what she was laughing about but it didn’t matter .just hearing her laugh made me laugh.I know she’s feeling all the love we are sending her .I have no idea the pain your feeling . Or that empty feeling , but know that she with you everyday in your hearts ,in your memories.my deepest sympathy to your whole family . Christine. From ace
Cliff and Laurie Bakemeier
Dot Chelsea and family, I did not know Mali or any of her brothers but I know you two from so many years ago. Chelsea you were like a 4th daughter to me and Dot like a sister, my heart is truly broken for all of you. I cannot take the pain away but please know we are all praying for GODS HANDS UPON YOU…we know HE is the only one who can help you all heal. Also please know if you ever want to talk or want to cry…I’m here for all of you.
Sending prayers and hugs and love.
Laurie and Cliff
My hearts hurts for the Judiscak family. This is a tragic loss….much love, prayers and deepest condolences to you all.
I can not imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing with the untimely loss of your daughter, Amalia. My sincerest condolences and prayers for peace and love to surround you all.
Dot and Kevin, my heart is broken for you and your family.❤️. What a sweet sole, may she rest in peace and fly with the angels…❤️
Dear Judiscak Family, I love you guys and I’m here for all of you guys. Mali made a very significant on my life, and I’m so glad that I got to know her along with all of you guys over the years. Thank you for raising such an amazing person, she will forever be in all of our hearts. Love you all, I’m here for you all.
The Waldeck Family
Dear Judiscak family,
Amalia visited our home several times with friends. We only knew her for a short time, but thought she was a beautiful, sweet and sensitive young lady. We send warmest sympathy and prayers to your family. With the passage of time, may you somehow find peace in knowing that Mali now sings (in tune), photo bombs and dances with the angels.
The Waldeck family—Linda, Marty, Summit, Casey, Vanessa and Jacob Volpe
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am on staff at Amalia’s high school but also a member of the community and Amalia was always there to help at ACE hardware when I would stop in to get items. She had the most beautiful smile and warm personality and she just helped me a few weeks ago with an exchange and was excited to call out to me the next day at school. 🙂
There are no words to say as I know your hearts are heavy. Love, light, peace, and healing to all of you.
Please reach out to the MISS Foundation if needed. missfoundation.org
Kevin and Dot,
We have no words. The grief must be crushing, but our God has a plan.
My He grant you His peace.
Terry and Laurel
James E Tevlin
Dot, Kev, Chels, Ray, Elijah and Dom, Our hearts are broken and it’s hard to imagine the pain of losing Mali.
In just the last several years that we have been reaquainted we have always looked forward seeing as much of all of you as we can. You and Kev have raised all these dear one’s so well! Going through something like this can only been done by leaning on our Dear Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ. May you sense His Presence over you in these days, weeks and months ahead. We love you all! Jim & Beth Tevlin
God bless you all in Jesus name. I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Amalia at ace, she was great at her job and always kind to the employees and customers.
Molly use to sit on the bus with me when I was younger. What happened to her was absolutely awful. nobody deserves that, especially not her.