Evelyn Zilles

Aug 20, 1934 - Sep 10, 2021


Evelyn Faye Zilles went home to our heavenly father on September 10, 2021 at the age of 87 and reunited with her husband Robert, daughter Victoria, mother Emma, father Koop and sister Delores. Evelyn is survived by her brother Fredrick and her loving children Steven, Robert, Catherine, Joseph, Christena, Jacleen, Gina, Nicholas, Elizabeth and their families. Evelyn dedicated her life to caring for so many others. She was a CNA at Casa Coloma Health Center, a loving and devoted wife to Robert, a wonderful mother to her ten children, a fun-loving grandma to 24 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Evelyn will be remembered as the most loving and giving person, kind and nurturing to all animals, and above all, for her unwavering faith and love for the Lord. “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high,” Psalm 3:3.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 24th at St. John Vianney Parish located at 10497 Coloma Road in Rancho Cordova. A viewing will be available from 10am to 11am. Funeral mass service will begin at 11am. Burial to follow at 1pm at East Lawn Elk Grove.


  • Liz says:

    Proverbs 31:31: “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

    Oh mama how I will miss you. You will always be such a sweet treasure to me. I love you more!


  • Christopher Kraft says:

    She was the best grandmother ever! Will always cherish all the memories I have.

  • Gina says:

    Psalm 91.11: For he will put his Angels in charge of you. To guard you in all your ways.

    Momma, I miss you so much and I love you more than you know.

    I love you more!

    Love you,

  • Jessica says:

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

    Truly I cannot think of another who truly encapsulates these verses as a way of life than my grandma. She loved the Lord and taught each one of us children to do the same. What a witness of the love of Jesus you were you all of us. We love you so very much! Thankfully we know we will not be separated for long!

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have wonderful memories of her from my younger days. She was a hoot!

    Mrs. Zilles had a heart of gold.💗

    Joan Krueger

  • Frederick Otten says:

    To Evelyn by sister, I remember spirited majorette in your high school years. I remember you were my special little sister and for the important role you have played as a mother of 10 plus grand and greatgrandchildren. Your contribution has been significant and your memory will endure. You have earned a rest from your many labors and will be remembered by many. With loving memories, Your brother Fred

  • Frederick Otten says:

    To Evelyn, I remember you as my little sister and when you were in high school as an inspiring majorette. More significantly Your sense of hummer was valuable. I remember you as a carrying and loving mother of 10 and a grandmother and great grandchildren. Your contribution to the family and to others was significant and will be enduring.

  • The Hess Family says:

    We send our condolences to each and everyone of you- We are truly going to miss Evelyn, I look at the flowers in my yard and think of you , how much the beauty of them put a smile on your face, I enjoyed our chats reminiscing of all the neighbors we had in the neighborhood-You we’re the best neighbor you could ask for-
    ❤️ Lots of Love The Hess Family❤️

  • Jacleen says:

    Ephesians 6:2
    “Honor your father and mother”

    Momma what can I say, we spent a lifetime together, and yet it doesn’t seem enough. I treasured every day we spent together. Mom I loved taking Care of you I would do it for another 100 years if I could! We made a great team! I will treasure all of our memories of you, church, breakfast, movies on Sunday, that was your day. You are my mom and my best friend and I will miss you a hole lot.I know we said this to each other I love you more! Until I see you again in heaven
    Keep an eye on us from heaven. I love you always, love Jacleen

  • Catherine Mann says:

    Oh mama, how I miss you so desperately. I’m so greatful I got to spend the last year with you. This was all part of Gods great plan. My wishes for you in heaven…
    I hope your dancing with Daddy
    I hope you hugging your Mom and Dad
    I hope you are laughing and giggling with your sister
    I hope you and Vickie are taking a long walk
    And I hope you are loving all of your pet children in happy hunting ground. Save a place for me. I love you
    Her children arise and call her blessed
    Proverbs 31 10-12

  • Jacob Patton says:

    You were the best Grandma ever, I will miss you, you’re up in Heaven right now looking down on us. Love you forever Grandma

  • Steven Zilles says:

    My Dear Mother

    Time has slipped away much too quickly. There is so much to say and do that now must wait until we meet again. I want to thank you momma for all the sacrifices you have made for me. They were many and I’m grateful for everyone. Thank you for a wonderful childhood and being Grandma to my Kristy and Kimberly. I’ll forever hear you calling all our names loudly from the front porch to come in and get a bath and brush our teeth. It was all so simple then.
    I love you Momma. Tell Dad I can’t wait to see him.

  • Josh and family says:

    You were the sweetest, kindness, most caring, loving, patient, thoughtful, wonder, you would always kiss me on the forehead. I loved our story time when I was young about you life on the farm, our trips to the grocery store. You showed me how to love animals and to enjoy nature. You loved my little girls. I’m going to miss hearing you play the piano and your singing. I love you and I miss you. “Sun shine heavenly sun shine filling my soul with glory divine hallelujah Jesus is mine.

  • Joyanne says:


    Thank you for teaching me what unconditional, true love looks like. You moved with grace, love, and conviction. You have affected so many lives for the better, directly and indirectly. Thank you for teaching me it’s all about the little things. Love you and miss you dearly.

  • Robert Zilles says:

    Ma we love you and miss you, so sad to not be able to see you for awhile but we will see you again thank you for everything, you save us a spot tell dad hi
    Love you Bobby & Cindy

  • Cindy Zilles says:

    Mom, so glad I got to have such a kind and wonderful Mother in law. I hope you are having a good time playing piano and singing. We’ll miss you. Love you!

  • Tonya says:

    My Dearest Gram,
    Oh how I miss you already! Life is a great blessing and I have you to thank for so many things. Our trips to the grocery store with a special Pinky treat and our walks home from school. Our outtings with nature, rolling down Apple Hill and all of the simple but amazing moments we have shared will never be forgotten. Christmas memories gathered in the parlor singing as you played the piano. You have taught me how to Love, Cherrish, Give and Trust in the Lord to take care of the rest. Please send Momma my Love! I Love you “A Whole Lot” Until we meet again.

  • Prenda Sepulveda says:

    Hi grandma. It’s Prenda 🙁 I never thought this day would come! Thank you for the great times we had together and always welcoming me with open arms. Oh I miss u more than you’ll ever know. I love you!! 🙁

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