Evan Peter Lampropoulos 1985 ~ 2011
Evan Peter Lampropoulos, 25, passed away on March 25, 2011. Evan was born on December 4, 1985, to Fred Lampropoulos and Cynthia Anderson Lampropoulos. Evan graduated from Olympus High School where he played football for three. He also played on the Olympus High School Lacrosse team. Evan became a dedicated speed skater at the Olympic Oval and participated in team sports. Evan was a sports enthusiast who loved being outdoors. The snow capped mountains were his place of peace of refuge and solace. The Wasatch Mountains were his heart and soul. He challenged his doctors at MD Anderson to try and stop him from going snowboarding between treatments even if it meant him just sitting on his snowboard looking over the valley. The family believes that Evan owns the world record for the most visits to the ER for serious snowboarding injuries which never turned out to be a deterrent to him, so the cancer challenge seemed like a deep mogul that he could maneuver. Something more to put on his "resume" he would laugh. Evan was his own man. There was nothing that stood in his way of hanging with friends or becoming a part of someone else's life as a new friend. People were valuable to Evan. His nephews and nieces call him Uncle Chunk. The one thing everyone in the Lampropoulos family knew about Evan was that if there was the slightest need and he found out, he would show up. This often meant driving 12 hours to Salt Lake City to help out a family member. The only concern the family had about him was that he has outwardly claimed to be a Ute and a Red Sox fan although he has been accused as being a closet BYU fan! At age 14, Evan earned the rank of Eagle Scout of which he was always very proud of. Evans creativity in designing for the action sports industry and creating his company Kadia LLC gave him his greatest direction to continue his education in Los Angeles, California at The Fashion Institute of Design in Merchandising (FIDM). At FIDM Evan met Hillary, an Interior Design student, who had more to offer than good designs. As they journeyed through the next two years, it became apparent Evan had found the "one". They were two of the lucky ones. As they grew in their love and relationship they completed their education together where Evan earned his degree in Graphic Design and Hillary in Interior Design. Their friendship and bond grew as they discovered a new world between Texas, where Hillary is from and Salt Lake City, where Evan grew up. Their laughter and energy was always contagious to be around. People loved to be near them. Evan was known as someone who could approach anyone and carry on a lengthy conversation and walk away friends. October 23, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah Hillary and Evan were joined by family and friends for their beautiful wedding to begin their new life. It was four months later that Evan was given the diagnosis of Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma Cancer in his chest cavity lymph node system. After researching the very best hospitals for treatment, he was admitted to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas where he began his courageous and most fierce fight. His spirits never dropped and his humor never waned and he could not wait to conquer this battle. At the beginning of their relationship, Evan introduced Hillary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During their courtship and with the help of great missionaries and friends, Nate and Katie Proctor, Hillary will be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 30th, 2011, promising to do her part of the eternal journey that they had planned for. Evan coached winning Little League Baseball teams for several seasons and loved working with the youth. He tried to convince every team member and their families that they would do much better if they belonged to the Boston Red Sox fan club. He looked forward to returning back to his team after his treatments. Evan is survived by his wife Hillary Stratton Holman Lampropoulos; mother Cynthia Lampropoulos (Dr. George Gourley), father Fred Lampropoulos (Anne-Marie), siblings, Jenifer (Underwood), Angela (Parrish), Justin (Kate) and Sean. Evan also is survived by his grandfather Robert W. Anderson as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may attend a viewing on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Olympus 1st Ward, 4100 South Camille Drive (2480 East Holladay, Utah). Friends may attend a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made to larkincares.com.