Cynthia Littleton Business EditorShe loved raspberry sorbet, avocados and anything by John Mayer. She had a smile that you had to work for, as family members recalled, but once it spread across her tiny face, there was no more joyous feeling in the world.Evan Francis Buckner, who died April 28 at the age of 3 and a half, was remembered Tuesday morning at a memorial service in Malibu as an indomitable spirit.
Evan’s resilience in the face of grave health challenges inspired her parents and created an extended family of friends, siblings, cousins and caregivers who gave all they had to make Evan’s 44 months of life as comfortable and surrounded by love as humanly possible.
And in so doing, Evan taught her parents, Variety photographer Michael Buckner and journalist Lindzi Scharf, invaluable life lessons every day. “She taught us to be present.Read more on variety.com