October 8, 1982 – January 7, 2021
Resident of Palo Alto
Beloved daughter, sister, wife, friend, niece and cousin, Amy Elizabeth Evans passed away unexpectedly at the age of 38. She was generous and loyal, thoughtful, funny, smart, an enthusiastic traveler, and gifted at making wonderful friends.
Amy’s extraordinary intellect was a wonderment to the family, and she was the only 3 year old we ever knew who could recite Gunga Din from memory, even as she wondered if perhaps it was Santa Claus who brought her Easter basket. Attending Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton reinforced her values of kindness, caring and community. Amy graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.S. in biology and was looking forward to graduate school this fall. In no particular order, she loved singing and dancing, working at Stanford, needy animals, crafting, real literature over beach reads, In-N-Out burgers, and beating her friends at Jeopardy. She will be forever missed.
Amy is survived by her mother Barbara Goodrich of Los Altos Hills, brother Christopher Evans (Celeste) of Ardmore, PA, husband David LaCedra, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles A. (Drew) Evans, Jr. and grandparents who doted on her.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date, when Covid restrictions are lighter and the many people who treasured Amy can assemble. Donations in Amy’s memory may be made to All Animal Rescue & Friends, POB 941, San Martin, CA 95046.