Gudrun Viola Cawker

June 11, 1940February 15, 2021

Gudrun Viola Cawker 80 of Henderson, NV Passed away on February 15th, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family and close friends.

Gudrun “Gudie” was born June 11th, 1940 in Berlin, Germany and immigrated to the US during World War II in 1951 with her mother Margaret Steinbrüch. They settled in Wenatchee, WA and her mother then married Rueben Chandler who took her in as his own child. She attended school in Wenatchee and only knew six English words. She was well admired by her classmates who helped her learn the language and they made her feel right at home. She attended Washington State University at Pullman where she was affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority and graduated in 1959. Gudie aspired to be a flight attendant after high school and did just that. She loved to travel and meeting new people, so this was a perfect fit for her. After being a flight attendant for West Coast Airlines, she then met her first husband Ronald Ramsey and settled down. They married in March of 1962 and had three children Kevin Scott, Ronald Klaus, and William Johannes Ramsey. They settled in Las Vegas in 1965 and she worked as a cocktail server at the Golden Nugget, Sahara Hotel & Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas during the “Good Old Days” as she would say. Gudie then met Samuel Cawker in 1984 and they were married in December of 1986. They operated two successful businesses as securities agents and investment advisor representatives for LPL Financial, as well as professional tax advisors and tax preparers for their own company, Cawker Financial. They really enjoyed their work and had hundreds of clients that admired their persistent work and diligence for over 40 years.

Gudie is survived by her three children Kevin Scott Ramsey, Ronald Klaus Ramsey, and William Johannes Ramsey. Her eight grandchildren Eric St Cashen, Aimee Lauren Ramsey, Zachary William Ramsey, Chad Randal Ramsey, Lindsay Erin Reid, Salvador Topete, Irvin Topete, and Christopher Topete and her eight Great Grandchildren Rebekka Nikole Ramsey, Hannah Renee Davis, Faythe Mackenzie Reid, Abbey Lauren Weiland, Andrew Vincent Weiland, Kingston St Cashen, Huntington St Cashen and Stratton St Cashen. Gudie was preceded in life by her parents Herman & Margaret Steinbrüch-Kienholz and Rueben Chandler. Her late husband’s Ronald Ramsey and Samuel Cawker and her grandchild Kristoffer Ray Ramsey.

There will be a memorial and internment service in Santa Barbara, CA at a later date to be announced. To leave online condolences to the family, please visit our website at


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Gudrun Viola Cawker

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