Heartbreaking News to Share With You…..

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Sia and Malek


It is with deep sadness and a very heavy heart tonight that I need to share with you that our beloved Sia Hills, co-owner here at Thrifty NW Mom, has lost her 18 year old son, Malek, in a tragic car accident this weekend. This is an unimaginable and devastating loss for Sia, her husband and their two little girls as they grieve the loss of their cherished son and big brother.

Here at Thrifty NW Mom, we are a close community and we are so grateful for each and every one of you who are a part of our community .  The loss of anyone near to us hurts, but to bear the loss of your child is just unthinkable -one that no parent should ever have to face. It is such a tragic loss for their family and all who knew & loved him.    Please keep Sia & her family in your prayers, especially in these first few days as they are in shock & must face the very difficult task of planning a funeral service for their son.  They do have a strong faith in the Lord, so I know they will so appreciate & feel the power of your prayers to support them through this difficult time.

Malek & girls

These girls adored their big brother!

How You Can Help:

If you would like to help Sia & her family,  most importantly, pray hard for them!  I know she also would love & appreciate your words of encouragement for her & her husband and daughters during this time as well – I will make sure she sees all of your comments.

Another tangible way you can help to support them is through a GoFundMe account that has been set up to help them with funeral expenses.  With the loss of someone so young, funeral expenses can be very daunting as it is completely unplanned & unexpected for such a tragic loss.  This would be a blessing to their family if you are able to help in this way or if you can share the link with others who may be in a position to help. I will let you know if I learn of more ways we can support Sia & her family.

If you would like to send a card or note of encouragement to Sia, you can send it to this address::

Sia Hills & Family
c/o  Thrifty NW Mom
P.O.Box # 732032
Puyallup, WA  98373

I will be monitoring this PO box for right now & send everything on to Sia.

Thank you to all of our readers who have supported us over the years and who now stand with us in this dark time. We love you all!



  1. Sending you all my love and prayers with this tragic loss, Sia. Keeping you and your family close in my thoughts.

  2. I’m so very sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Father, I lift up Malek’s family to You. May they find Your arms open and comforting during this time. Bless them, comfort them, because present with them. In Jesus’ Name.

  4. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son.
    I don’t know how it would be to lose an 18 year old son but I do know the pain your feeling. We lost our 3 1/2 year old grandson 4 1/2 months ago.
    Don’t let anyone hurry you through the process. You do what is best for yourself and your family. He will be forever with you in your hearts. ( I know there are no words that will help).
    The why will drive you nuts, try your best not to let it. As you and your husband will struggle to understand so will your daughters.
    Take one minute at a time. Then move to one hour at a time. Then to one day.
    Saying a prayer for you all. Hugs

  5. Praying for you and your family. Asking the Lord to give you peace and clarity and to walk you through every single minute of the days ahead.

  6. Oh Dia!! I am so incredibly sorry about the loss of your son!! My heart aches with you and your family at this time!! May all my thoughts of love, life, and peace be surrounding you and your family now, and in all the days to come!! God bless this family and help ease their sorrow!!💛💚💙💜❤❣

  7. So sorry for your loss. I have buried a brother and a husband. The days are some of the toughest and most confusing you will face. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family. May God hold you tight and may you cling to Him for comfort in and through this time.

  8. I am so sorry and nothing is as devastating as losing a child. It has been 10 years since we lost our angel son and not a day goes by that you wish they were still here. I will be praying for their family during this unthinkable time.

  9. I’m so sorry for the family and will be keeping them in my prayers. 💛 My little brother passed when he was 19 years old some 14 years ago. My advice would be to keep him alive in your memories. Celebrate his birthdays, talk of him often, don’t let his memory fade. We have done this for 14 years and it really helps. It’s hard at first but so worth it. Peace be with you all.

  10. Sia, so very sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for peace and comfort through the difficult days ahead. Our hearts are with you.

  11. I’m so soo sorry. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. I cannot imagine the heartache and praying the Lord will be near to you.

  12. So many things we are not meant to know…the plans God has. I’m praying His peace over all people involved and all tasks that must be completed. God bless and keep you.

  13. I cannot even imagine for a moment the pain you are feeling. My prayers and love will surround you and your fanily as you go through this awful moment in your life.
    We are here for you, and even if you just need to vent, or cry, or laugh. We have you.

  14. My heart goes out to you and prayers are being said for you and your family for comfort, strength, trust in the Lord that He will help you through this, peace and friends and family to be by your side.

  15. What a beautiful family. I can’t imagine how hard the loss of a child is, but atthe thought right now- it wrecks my heart. . I pray Gods peace and comfort and the presence of God and their son in the tough days ahead. Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry, family and friends

  16. I have no words.

    Loving and praying for you and we will share as much as we can in our network to help boost some traffic..

  17. He sounds as though he was well loved, and loved much in return. 18 is too young, but whether 18 or 80, his legacy was right on. Sending prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  18. Oh my Gosh, my heart breaks for Sia and her family. May the Lord and their memories bring them so much needed comfort during this time. :( Prayers from Orting, WA.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear this. I know there is no way to feel your pain. I just want you to know we are praying for your comfort. Lord Jesus be with you, may you find peace in family, friends and the memories. Romans 14:8 If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

  20. Unimaginable the heartbreak you must be feeling. You and your family are in my prayers. May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you are grieving.

  21. My sincere sympathy as you and your family face this heartbreaking and very difficult time, in the loss of your beloved son.
    Wishing you comfort and peace as your family and loved ones come together to support and share with you and remember the happier times.

  22. My heart breaks for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. Sending you love and prayers.

  23. Praying for you Sia and your family! My family and I will keep you all in our prayers. This is a hard time and God is the only one who can bring you peace.

  24. My heart goes out to the family….. no one knows what it’s like to lose a child unless they have been there. It’s the most devastating feeling you can imagine. You can only hold on to Gods love and not try to understand why. Because we will never know.
    Sending Prayers and love 😢
    Katina’s Mom
    Katina 2/7/1983 – 10/16/2008

  25. There are no words That I can say
    To take the pain And heartache away.
    We ask God, “why?!”,
    (shed endless tears)
    he was taken way before his years.
    I share your pain And emptiness,
    And pray for you, with love…
    God’s holding Him in His arms right now,
    in our future home above.
    God promised us eternity
    When our time here is through
    He’ll hold us tight, give us light
    And return your son to you!
    Find comfort, peace and promise
    As your heart begins to heal,
    For God’s love for us is constant
    And Heaven’s truly real! 💗

    (D.Treanor, 10-2-2016)

    May God hold you and keep you and shine His love upon you!

  26. Praying so hard for your family Sia. We serve a faithful and powerful God and my prayer is that His peace that passes all understanding will fill you all during this difficult time. Many blessings from Northern Cali.

  27. Only God knows why. Praying for hearts of faith, trust in His bigger plan and comfort in this great time of grief. God bless you and your family, Sia!

  28. Sia I am so sorry for your loss!! We lost our son 3 1/2 yrs ago in a car accident and we miss him every second. I will have you and you family in my prayers. Stay strong, sending prayers and love your way.

    1. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Kelly. Time may pass, but it doesn’t change how much you miss him every day. I can’t imagine. -Jen

  29. I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort from Him. Hang in there. Your anguish will lessen with time.

  30. Such a sad and tragic event in ones life. I have no words to repair the damage to your heart, soul and life. Please seek comfort in all that was with your bright boy. I will hold you all in my heart.

  31. So sorry to hear this terrible news. I heard about it from Heather at Queen Bee Coupons. I have always enjoyed reading Sia’s posts and we do things in such a similar way that I always felt we would be friends if we ever met.

    I cannot imagine the pain that she and her family are feeling. I have a 17 year old and I try to put myself in her place. It is just devastating. My heart goes out to you all and will be keeping you all in my prayers. Your faith will help pull you through.

    Blessings to you all and hoping the pain subsides so you are left with beautiful memories.

  32. Dear Sia, I’m Jen’s mom & met you briefly once. There are no words that can truly comfort you & your family at such a terrible time. Just know that many, many people are holding you & your family in prayer. I pray that you can feel God’s everlasting arms holding you up when you feel you can not go on. No one can ever know what you are going through & you will always miss your beloved son! God bless you, Sia! Jean Wacek

  33. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard this must be for you and your family, Sia! I am praying for all of you, especially that the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, will surround you with His peace and hope.

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