Lauren Alicia Evans

May 9, 1997 - Oct 14, 2019


On Monday, October 14, 2019, Lauren Alicia Evans, age 22, beloved daughter of Georgia Cardenas and Arkadeus Evans lost her ongoing battle against depression.
Lauren was born in Pensacola, Florida on May 9, 1997. Moving with her family to California, she graduated from River City High School in West Sacramento in 2015, excelling in her academic and music studies. She attended California State University San Francisco for two years, making good friends and experiencing the adventure of living on her own in the City.
Lauren was a deeply gifted musician and singer. Everyone who knew her knew she had a gift for making music. She had an intuitive understanding of how music worked and an innate ability to learn any instrument in no time at all, learning quickly by ear and fearless experimentation. She often created beautiful original compositions and rearranged other popular music, turning these songs into something brand new. Her voice was completely singular and compelling, her best instrument of all. She had a unique vocal style, a gorgeous blend of beyond-her-years maturity and wide-eyed vulnerability, and could sing everything from jazz to rock to neo-soul. She was the stand-out talent during performances at Jazz Festivals, talent shows, and Evans family gatherings alike.
Lauren’s big heart, her beautiful eyes, infectious smile, mischievous giggle, and silly sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Lauren leaves behind her father, Arkadeus, mother, Georgia, her stepparents, Megan Brennan and James Johnson, four sisters, Geordan Silveria, Taylor Evans, Kayla Evans, and Eleanor Evans, and her two brothers, Arkadeus II Evans and Benjamin Evans. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law, Isiah Silveria, grandparents Sandra Neal, George Cardenas, and Mary Ann Brennan, one niece, Olivia Silveria, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
A funeral service will be held Friday, November 1, at 10:00 AM at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624.


  • Charles Henderson says:

    🙏👼Rest with the angels young lady God has you now , I was only in you and your siblings lives for a few years, I remember acting crazy to make u and AJ laugh, Checking out your drawings seeing u always doing that or reading and u guys started calling me Jumby lol I will always love you guys im praying for everyone to have the strength through trying times because we dont understand God’s will for us or when our time here is up cherish the days with love ones for none of us are promised tomorrow! 🙏GOD BLESS THE CARDENAS-EVANS FAMILY Charles Henderson

  • Taylor says:

    Love you forever and always

  • Debra Dominguez says:

    My dearest niece, I will never forget the first time we met in person. You were so darn cute and adorable, I loved your big beautiful eyes. I couldn’t help having flashbacks about your mommy, you are the spitting image of her when she was a little girl with those big dimples. One day you asked to play with your cousin Amanda’s keyboard, and you began to play this instrument like you had played it since birth. I knew then that your creative little heart would grow to love the art of music. We talked about you being a natural at music, and I told you to keep playing. You continued to blossom as you wrote your own songs and drew the most beautiful pictures, it was in you to become a star lil angel. Enjoy your heavenly stardom, keep playing your music for your loved ones! We love and miss you!🎶❤🎸🥁🤩🖤

  • Erin Lorraine says:

    Oh little Loe. I still don’t have the right words, only a broken heart. I don’t want to talk about you, I want to talk to you. I remember every story I ever heard about you from before we met, stories that first introduced me to the fierce, independent little soul you were. I remember you at eight, indignant that we made you walk around a particularly challenging rapid instead of charging through it with your big sisters. You weren’t happy, little fighter, but I walked with you. I remember as our family came and stuck together how you, of everyone, merged so seamlessly. You were so very loved and you loved back so easily. It was one of your many gifts. I remember going to an open mic at school to see you perform for the first time. You sang “Royals.” It is still the most beautiful rendition I’ve ever heard and I couldn’t believe your talent. I remember how I looked over at my sister, your stepmother Megan, and saw her crying. She wasn’t moved just by what was so easy for everyone to see and celebrate—your talent and beautiful expression; she was moved because she was so damn proud of and awestruck by this little girl who at the time usually struggled to make eye contact so confidently expressing herself and owning the room through music. You were seen, Loe; you were loved and appreciated for you. As the years passed, I saw and marveled how your confidence only grew. I know you struggled, but I also saw how you worked to truly own yourself and the mature insight you sometimes shared with me about your journey was so impressive. I wish we had been there, Loe. I wish that moment had passed and you were still here and that you could have made it through to a place where the moments didn’t get so dark or heavy. Among a group of beautiful siblings, you were uniquely beautiful. Among a group of incredibly intelligent siblings, you were uniquely brilliant. Among a group of talented siblings, you were uniquely gifted. Your unique place can’t be filled and I know you will always occupy it, though in a new and different way. You get to be multifaceted and complex but, among all that you were, you were also kind, and thoughtful, and loving and you will be missed forever. I’m sorry and I love you.

  • Geordan Silveria says:

    Little sister, There are so many things that I want to say about you, but I’m going to take a page from aunt Erin’s book and talk to you instead… Lauren, I love you. I know that we fought, we didn’t always get along, and I know as your big sister I got on your nerves, but I still loved you. That love, and everything good we ever shared will always outweigh everything else. I hope that you knew that…I hope that you know that. One of my favorite memories is the first time I heard you playing the piano. You had this keyboard and you were listening to music on this little ipod and you would play part of the song, pause it, and then play the melody on the keyboard. I remember sitting next to you just watching you work so effortlessly and being in a complete state of awe. Over 10 years later and I’ve been in awe ever since. Everything you did, everything that you were, and everything you wanted to be, left so many people feeling the same way Loe. Your brilliance, charm, grace, beauty, your amazing talents and abilities are going to be sorely missed. I can hear your voice and your guitar, I can see your gorgeous smile and beautiful big eyes, and I can feel your loving warm hugs as you held me and said, “Be safe, love you.” This world will never be the same without you baby sister, but I’d like to believe you’re somewhere watching over us. I remember telling you, “when I grown up I wanna be like you…” I admired you Nena, and I can only hope that someday I’ll be half as cool as you were. I love you little sister, and I’m so sorry. I pray that you are at peace. Keep singing & strumming. I love you, forever.

  • The Stewards says:

    To The Evans Family: May the Lord bless you and keep you; May he make his face to shine upon you; May he give peace, comfort and strength during the loss of your love one. Weeping may endure for a night, but, just know that God will bring joy back into your hearts. Our deepest condolences; Love and prayer from the Steward Family

  • Sara says:

    Oh young, talented, smart and an amazing person inside and out😔 Chemistry class junior year was fun with u, always being in the same group for labs, sharing food, etc then seeing and hanging with u at football games, your little greet with a wave and grin.. then even seeing u after high school… I was blessed to have someone like u in my life and I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around this..

  • Stef Cortez says:

    This photo was taken by Lauren Evans, Michael Cano, Danny Thurkail, Destiny Barbeau, Robert Cortez, and Stephanie Cortez. This is a memory of all of us celebrating New Years of 2014 together. We had dinner at a sandwich joint in downtown. The night got colder so we all settled at Round Tables Pizza when Lauren took this photo. Lauren was a good and gentle person, I remember when she made me a little blue octopus when we were juniors. I remember skipping P.E. Class together so we can talk or goof around so we didn’t have to run miles. She was very artistic character and tried to make everyone else smile.

  • Shared an amazing Color Run with this lovely woman and her family.

  • Adam says:

    R.I.P Lauren I miss you.

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