Addison Zamudio

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May 10, 2003 - November 22, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Addison Zamudio, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at the age of 16. Cherished son of Alvin Zamudio and Margaret Piper-Zamudio; dear brother of Mya and Eleanor "Ellie" Zamudio; loved grandson of Florinda Zamudio and Robert (Bob) and Elaine Piper; treasured nephew of  Irma (Donald "Speedy") Vrabel, Olga (Harley "Guber" Clifton) Lightle, David (Joanne) Zamudio, Leticia (Tim) Lopez, Renee (William "Bill”) Hoff, Melissa Piper and Sarah (Jason Kossis) Giesen; loving cousin and incredible friend to everyone he met.

Addison is preceded in death by grandfather José Zamudio, uncle Joe Zamudio and aunt Norma Cordes.

Addison Zamudio was born with a wild, adventurous, inquisitive spirit that just could not be contained by rules, definitions, society’s norms, and sometimes, common sense.

Over the years, he grew into an incredible young man. Addison was creative and passionate, wickedly funny and sarcastic, a killer musician on more instruments than anyone could keep track of, a talented artist, a published illustrator, aspiring music many things! It sometimes seemed that he was more than could be contained in one person.

He was a friend to many, especially those who identified as “different.” The Creators, the Thinkers, the Goofballs, the Loners, those who struggled with their identity, those who were confident in their identity - sometimes an identity different than the one others would choose for them; these were his people. All of them.

Addison was immeasurably loved and will be profoundly missed by all who knew him.

Contributions may be made to the Addison Zamudio Memorial Fund.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Hammock November 26, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Goodbye young one. You will always be remembered, never forgotten, always loved. Bless You.

  2. Mary Bowers November 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    candle 7Alvin and Margaret I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. May he be in God’s loving arms. Prayers to you and your family.

  3. Angela Thomas November 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Addison. I’m sure he will take all of his talents with him as he steps into the next world and into his new life.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints of snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.
    – Mary Elizabeh Frye

  4. Irma & Speedy Vrabel November 26, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Addison, I thank God for letting us have you for such a short time. You were special from the beginning of your journey to all of us. So proud of your musical talent not to mention your art! I’m glad I got to hear you play your guitar for me.
    Margaret & Alvin, thank you for raising such a wonderful young man. You guys poured so much love into all your children!
    Heaven is shining a lot brighter since Addison arrived! Can’t wait to see him there!
    Memories will keep you alive in all out hearts.
    Praying for all of you, family & friends!

  5. Irma & Speedy Vrabel November 26, 2019 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Addison, I thank God for sending you to us, even for such a short time.
    Memories of you will keep you alive in all our hearts.
    Thank you for playing your guitar for me. Always admired how much musical talent you had not to mention art!
    Margaret & Alvin, you both poured so much love into your children, it’s no wonder how beautiful they turned out.
    Heaven is shining a lot brighter since Addison arrived!
    Our lives will never be the same without Addison in it.
    Praying for all of you, family & friends!

  6. Virginia Adams November 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    candle 5Had only been friends for a short period of time, but you were the funniest person I’ve ever known. I hope you find peace, my heart goes out to all your family and friends. Miss you buddy

  7. Carol Koeppe November 26, 2019 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    candle 6Addison may you continue to burn brighter than any candle. Much love to all of your family.

  8. Carol Koeppe November 26, 2019 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    candle 6God be with all of your family. Addison, keep shining!

  9. Courtney Houston November 26, 2019 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    candle 7Hey bud, I really miss you and I hope you are doing better.

    To his family, stay strong and his spirit will help guide you.

  10. Courtney Houston November 26, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    candle 5Hey bud, it’s been a hard couple days and I miss you so much. I hope you are doing better.

    To his family, stay strong and let his spirit guide you along throughout everything you go through.

  11. Lindsay Miller November 27, 2019 at 2:34 am - Reply

    candle 5Hi Margaret,

    We haven’t spoken or seen each other in many years, but this is Lindsay, Aunt Judy and Uncle Terry’s niece who grew up at the Piper house. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I did not know Addison, but it sounds like he was an amazing person. Gram and Gramps surely received him with open arms. Sending you and your family all my positive and healing energy during this extremely challenging time.


    • Spirit Rayne December 2, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

      candle 3Rest in Paradise, Addison. To your family and friends, I don’t know any of you but I send my condolences and pray that the Great Spirit wraps you in love and brings you peace.

  12. Nancy picker November 27, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

    candle 4So sorry for your loss, can’t imagine you’re a pain. My prayers are with you and your family. The Lord will see you and your family through this time. Have peace knowing that Addison is now with Jesus playing his music to him and all the saints.

  13. Megan November 27, 2019 at 9:25 am - Reply

    candle 7Alvin, I’m praying for you and your family as you heal and commemorate an awesome life. So many people are praying for you and I pray that you would experience the peace that passes all understanding and be uplifted by the presence of God. Love you,


  14. Dr . Alice Miller November 27, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    candle 8Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Cloud November 27, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    candle 8Alvin, Margaret, Mya, Eleanor: my heart is heavy for you. In the time since I last saw Addison he has grown so much, and I’m sure the energy and intelligence grew tenfold more. His energy will be missed on this planet. You will be in our thoughts, and I wish you strength, quietness, and healing through this journey. Much love, the Clouds.

  16. Mike Nye November 27, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

    candle 5So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Allison November 28, 2019 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      candle 5Addison was one of my classmates. I only knew addison for a short time, but he was an amazingly talented person with a great sense of humor. Everyone will miss him.

  17. william f grosch November 27, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    What a pleasure it was to know Addison. He was so talented and so genuine, that is was uplifting to talk to him and hear his outlook on life. He will be sorely missed by our band and the world.

  18. Angela November 27, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    candle 3My heart goes out to you guys as you struggle to understand why and try to get through the unimaginable. Many hugs to you guys. My daughter was in many classes with him and is struggling with his loss. May god help you find peace.

  19. NATASHA HANEY November 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    candle 7You were kind to my daughter and inspired her with your art. Thank you for being you. I’m sorry you left so soon. My love to your family and your mother. May she find comfort knowing that you were such a sweet boy.

  20. Connie Kirkwood November 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Muah and family, so sorry for your loss. Addison was a great young man who laughed a lot while riding the bus home. Always surrounded by friends.
    I was his high school bus driver.

  21. Misty Eveland November 27, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    candle 6Addison was my daughter Jessie Eveland’s, very best friend. She is crushed, my heart hurts for her and your whole family! He was always there for her to lean on. Addison was a very special young man. Sending you prayers every single day!

  22. Alexis November 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    candle 8I’m sorry for your guy’s loss Addison was a wonderful friend was always there for others his smile lit up a room the jokes he told I miss you Addison fly high buddy❤️

  23. Rachel E Brown (Monroe Elementary teacher) November 27, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7Continued prayers for strength and healing for everyone!

  24. Linda Meyer. Kamryn Davis November 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    So sorry, my daughter was a classmate of his

  25. Carrie Samuelson November 27, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathies and condolences. Am a team leader at Jack and know he was well liked and will be greatly missed. May God bring you comfort at this time.

  26. kayleigh moranville November 27, 2019 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    candle 6addison was a very good friend of mine and i cherish the time him and i had together. addison and i would always share art ideas with one another. addison is one of the most kindhearted people i have ever met, he’s changed my life for the better. fly high addison.

  27. Brenda Arle November 28, 2019 at 12:54 am - Reply

    candle 7Addison, you were truly a great light in our lives. Scott and I were always happy to see you walk through our door. Logan always laughed so much when you were with us and I’m sure even more so when we weren’t watching. You made our lives better and have been a huge part of Logan’s life for years. We will always remember the funny things you would say and do and that smile and laugh. You were such a creative and talented young man and a close friend to our son, for which we will always be grateful. I will miss our car rides and the conversation. I’ll miss sharing new music with you. We will be looking out for your family. We’re going to miss you very very much.

  28. Catherine Dreher November 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    candle 7We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Soni Calloway (Transportation Dept.) November 29, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

    candle 8My condolences to the family and to the SCSD family. May God help your family through this painful time. You will be truly missed!!

  30. Bella Shay November 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    candle 8My Dearest Alvin and Margaret,

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May the memories of “Addison” and the love of family surround you give you strength

  31. Derek O’Donnell November 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    candle 8Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. I had the pleasure of having Addison in my 7th Grade History class. He was always so rambunctious and looking for laughs, let’s just say he kept me on my toes at times. He was a good kid with a big heart. I can remember Addison and I laughing out loud a lot when we would joke around or recite lines from movies. His laugh was contagious and his smile is forever engrained in my memory. I am so glad I had the chance to meet and get to know Addison, he was an amazing kid. Ellie is also an amazing kid, I am so glad I got to have two of your kids. They both have brought joy to my life. I will keep you all in my prayers, We all will miss you Addison! Fly high, explore the unknown!

  32. Jordan Jackson November 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Although I haven’t seen you in a while it sucks to see you go man; you use to make orchestra actually fun. I just wish I had got the the chance to talk to see you before hand. Rest In Peace Addison.

  33. Sandra Groves November 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I attend Twin Rivers church. I can’t wrap my brain around this sudden loss.
    What on earth happened I want to ask.
    However, I send strength, love and peace to his family.
    Be blessed
    I am so very sorry to read this

  34. Melissa Qualls December 1, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    candle 6Dear Margaret and family,

    My family and I are wishing you peace and strength and kindness and beauty.

    The Qualls-Jennings family

  35. Jessica Sutton December 1, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    candle 6I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Addison personally, however my children go to school with him and I work in the district. This loss affects us all, and the magnitude is deeply moving. I pray for patience as you move through the future. Be gentle with yourself, be patient with one another. There are many thinking and praying for you. I have faith that you will feel this love.

    May you rest in peace, Addison. Your life has moved us all.

  36. Gracie December 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    candle 5I’m sorry we couldn’t make it to your funeral, you will always be in our hearts Addison. Class with you was always a good time. I’m sorry we couldn’t have more. I hope you’re resting easy.

  37. Kristen (Stopp) Godar December 2, 2019 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Alvin, Margaret:
    I wish so much that I could somehow diminish this immeasurable pain you’ve been given to bear – but I can’t, and I won’t even try. All I can do is tell you that you are both on my heart & in my prayers, and that I sincerely hope you know I am here if you ever need anything at all, no matter what it is. I mean it.

    All my love,

  38. Claudia Hensley December 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    candle 6I loved Addison with all my heart. He was one of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and he seriously made my life brighter in the time I knew him. He could be the warmth in literally every room and yet still always had the time of day to check in on me and make sure I was doing all right. So many times we’d spend hours just talking about the world and our plans for the future. We never hesitated to say we’d be in each other’s lives for a long time. We planned on getting tattoos of lilies that we were gonna draw for each other the day I was eighteen. We planned out every way we could embarrass the other person at their wedding while we gave our toasts. How we could split the rent of some dingy apartment in St. Louis and start a proper band together one day. Addison loved people in a way I’ve never seen anyone love people. While losing him has removed a beautiful, beautiful soul from this Earth it’s comforting to be able to say I knew Addison loved me too. He would tell me it often and every time he said it I knew I could believe it fully and truly. Addison loved everyone around him fully and truly. To have been a part of his life was a blessing to me. Thank you to the Zamudios for raising such a wonderful person who gave me so much. Your strength and care throughout all this pain has shown me exactly where he got all those amazing qualities from.

  39. Alyssa December 12, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

    candle 7Addison was a good friend of mine and i’m sorry for your loss.

  40. Michael January 3, 2020 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    I may have never met you, or knew you. But I know that you were loved dearly. And I love you. I wish you and your family the best. God speed.

  41. Ally Stonebarger April 25, 2020 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Oh Addison, you helped me with so much and i will be forever grateful. i love you so much. i miss you more then ever.

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