Kapri Faith Evans, age 9, received her Angel Wings. She passed away in the arms of her loving parents on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Primary Children's Hospital after a severe stroke. Kapri was born on ‘Flag Day’, June 14, 2012, in Provo, Utah (the baby of the family with two older brothers) to Ryan Thomas and Tiffany Jo Williams Evans. During her life Kapri overcame many obstacles. She was born at 31 weeks and weighed only 2 lbs 11 oz. She spent her first 65 days in the NICU. Kapri was also born with Down Syndrome, but she never let it keep her from participating in many of the activities her brothers enjoyed. She loved tagging along on their adventures. She enjoyed riding horses and her dirt bike. She enjoyed helping with the cooking anytime someone approached to the stove, and would make the pancakes every morning. She enjoyed playing with her Barbies and Peppa Pig. She loved to watch movies, and instead of watching a favorite over and over, took advantage of the whole Netflix library. It was also Kapri’s style to change the language and watch her shows in French, Italian, German, Russian and many more. Her favorite thing was to play with her dog, Kage.
With Kapri, everyday was a Party. She demanded Mountain Dew and Chocolate if she was feeling “moody”, and to get going she needed her “Coffee” (mango smoothie). It was always the right time for a fabulous Dress-Up, and why not finish up the day by downing a jar of Nutella by the spoonful.
Kapri was the epitome of unconditional love. She loved to share her hugs. Her parents often mused that it seemed like she had the extraordinary ability to know when someone around her needed to feel cared about. It was not uncommon that Kapri would walk up to a stranger and throw her arms around them. As her parents responded with an apologetic shrug, the new friend gratefully reassured them that it helped to brighten their day.
Kapri had to battle through many health problems during her life. She had many surgeries including a severe heart surgery. She suffered from stokes her whole life, but during her last months she had 2 massive strokes. One, like when she was a baby, made her stay at the hospital 65 days. She was finally released this ‘Memorial Day’. The final stroke was too much for her little body. Kapri impacted the lives of so many friends and neighbors. We appreciate everything others have done to make Kapri’s life as fulfilling as it could be. She will be deeply missed. Kapri taught us all how to be brave and to love and be happy no matter what may happen. When hard times come along and events dampen your spirit, think of Kapri’s optimistic words, “It’s Fine!”
Kapri is survived by her parents: Ryan and Tiffany Evans; brothers: Kolby and Kord Evans; grandparents: Eloise and Yogi Evans; grandfather: Scott Williams; great-grandmother: Janet Evans; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother: Joyce Johnson; and her beloved dog: PJ.
Kapri was called “Our Holiday Gal” because not only did she enjoyed and brighten up the holiday celebrations, but so many of the significant events in her life occurred on holidays. As a fitting tribute, the Gathering to Celebrate her Life will be held on ‘Pioneer Day’, Saturday, July 24, at 11:00am at the Oak City LDS Chapel. A Viewing will be held 9:00-10:40am, prior to the service. Friends are also invited to view the recorded video of the Life Celebration. The link will be posted with her obituary at www.nicklemortuary.com by Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Oak City Cemetery.