The Malletts moved into 9 Coronation Street in 1995. Judy was an arcade assistant, and later a barmaid at the Rovers Return. Brash and strong-willed, Judy had a sensitive side too, and longed to have children. Before the arrival of the twins in 1998, Judy had believed she was unable to conceive, leading the Malletts to buy pregnant teen Zoe Tattersall's baby, naming the child Katie. They were left heartbroken when Zoe soon broke the agreement and took her daughter back.
Less than a year after becoming a mother, Judy was involved in a minor car accident, causing an undetected blood clot in her leg. A few days later, she died suddenly when hanging out washing at No.9, with Gary elsewhere, attending Ashley and Maxine Peacock's wedding.
Judy moved into the Duckworths' old house with husband Gary, when Jack and Vera Duckworth bought the Rovers in 1995. Pleased with the house, Judy bragged to her friends that her new home had stone cladding and a mini-bar. An arcade assistant, Judy later took a bar job at the Rovers Return.
Always close to her mother, Judy was grief-stricken when Joyce was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Judy had always wanted children, and was devastated to learn that she could not conceive. But, together with Gary, she planned to adopt teen tearaway Zoe Tattersall’s daughter Shannon (whom they renamed Katie Joyce). After Zoe reclaimed her daughter, the Malletts found happiness again when they were blessed with twins Billy and Becky on Christmas Day 1998.
On the day of Ashley and Maxine Peacock's wedding, Judy stayed at home complaining of persistent pain in her leg. Despite Emily's protests, Judy refused to rest, and whilst Emily went to town to shop for her, Judy decided to hang out some washing. While doing so, she collapsed, and died almost instantly. Her leg pain had been caused by an embolism, itself a result of her crashing an unroadworthy vehicle. Residents were devastated, none more so than Gary, who held Judy's lifeless body in his arms, weeping and telling her that she was the only woman he'd ever loved.
First and last lines
"Gary..." (Final line, whispered quietly before her death)