Stephanie (Gunther) Ramsey
  • 53 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 26, 1961
  • Date of passing: Feb 1, 2015
Let the memory of Stephanie be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stephanie Ramsey.  Please share your favorite memories and pictures to help us celebreate Stephanie's life.

Stephanie Ramsey (Gunther) died peacefully at home on February 1, 2015 in Eldorado Hills California at the age of 53.

Stephanie is survived by her loving husband Steve Ramsey, her parents Blanche Gunther and David Reed of Redding, CT; and her sisters Gloria Gunther Cosgrove of Danbury CT and Tina Wood of Raleigh NC.   She is preceded in death by her father Nicholas F. Gunther of Germany

Stephanie was born on October 26, 1961 in New York, NY and spent most of her childhood in Ossining NY.  After moving to Redding, CT at 14 she graduated from Joel Barlow High School in 1979.  She attended Utah State University and resided in Park City Utah after school where she met her first husband Gregg Sauter.  They relocated to Vermont and she dedicated herself to her career.   She has always been admired by those that worked for her as a great “manager”.  In 1996 she met her current husband Steve Ramsey and they relocated to California which was a dream come true for her.    Stephanie and Steve married at Magic Island Hawaii in 1998.  After moving to California, Stephanie began working for Nextel in 1997 as an IT Project Manager.  For the many years she worked, she survived changes and mergers and was awarded Sprints Circle of Excellence in 2006.  Stephanie did not have kids of her own but was a wonderful step mother to Steve’s two children Shelby and Nick Ramsey.  She loved her dogs and cat and was known as the “special auntie” to her Nieces and Nephews – often opening her house for summer holidays. 

Stephanie was accomplished at many things but had a special love for the ocean and boating.  Steve and Stephanie were members of the Tower Park Yacht Club and Delta Bayliner Club where they shared many wonderful memories with their longtime friends.  Stephanie was elected Director of Tower Park from 2003 to 2009 and was awarded Yachtsman of the year in 2003.  Although Stephanie hated her picture taken, those close to her will always remember her spirit, warm heart, and beautiful smile.   

A Celebration of Life Luncheon is being organized for Family and Close friends on February 28, 2015 in Danbury CT.  In addition, for family and friends living on the West Coast there will be a gathering on February 21, 2015 from 12-3pm at Marina West Yacht Club in Terminous California. 

For additional information contact Gloria Cosgrove (gcosgrov22@gmail.com) or Steve Ramsey (sramsey6@earthlink.net). 
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital at https://donate.stjudemedicalcenter.org.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mark Reinking on 2nd February 2016

"Just a quick to note to say hello to remember you Steph"

This tribute was added by Julie Bieber Palermo on 1st February 2016

"Hard to believe a year has passed already.....  :("

This tribute was added by Steve Ramsey on 26th October 2015

"Happy Birthday my love, miss you everyday"

This tribute was added by jackie geissler on 26th October 2015

"Will always hold the teenage memories I shared with Stephanie close to my heart."

This tribute was added by Gregg Sauter on 2nd March 2015

"Steph, it has been difficult thinking that you are no longer here with us physically but you are certainly not gone spiritually and the impact you have made on people who have known you wont go away.  I wish we had stayed in touch more - this always seems to be the case doesnt it.  No doubt anyone that has met you knows what a fun wonderful, hard working person you were.  I have missed laughing with you, it was so much fun laughing with you and I remember so many fun fun times in Park City, Vermont and CT with you, family, dogs - some of the best times in my life.  The photos here make me happy that I was able to share a great chunk of my life with you but also make me sad.  I am sure I will see you again.  Thank you for being in my life!"

This tribute was added by J. Williams on 28th February 2015

"I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Stephanie Ramsey. From reading about Stephanie, I can tell she was dearly loved and will be missed by family and friends. I know how painful it is to lose a love one in death. That is when I turn to God's word the Bible.  At 2Corinthians 1: 2-4  It speaks about God being a God of tender mercies, who comforts us through our trials, so that we will be able to comfort others in their times of need. Not only does God comfort us in this way, he also comforts us when he promises to reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of the resurrection hope.  That is at John 5:28,29 in the Bible. It is always comforting to know that one day we will be reunited with our love ones, once again.  Also God promises to do away with death forever. Acts 24:15 says that there is going to be a resurrection, so it is comforting to know that we have something to look forward to.  I hope you will find these scriptures comforting to you as they are to me. If you have questions that you would like answered, or would like to know more about the resurrection hope. Please go to the website www. jw.org."

This tribute was added by jackie geissler on 27th February 2015

"Stephanie will always hold close memories we shared in high school.  I still giggle remembering us dressed in togas riding to Joel Barlow Latin Class Party on your motorcycle...what a sight we must have been!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Clark Borrelli on 25th February 2015

"Dear Gloria and your whole family. We are so sorry to hear that Stephanie has passed away. So young. I haven't seen her since our high school days and the memories I have are of Stephanie being an absolute sweetheart. Mike and I send our thoughts and prayers. Love you."

This tribute was added by Linda Croughwell on 17th February 2015

"Oh my goodness Gloria (& family) I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Stephanie! She was such a nice person.  My prayers are with you and your family now.  My husband Jack worked with her years ago at Verizon and always had a kind word for her.
sincerely, Linda (Lauterbach) Croughwell"

This tribute was added by Mark Reinking on 14th February 2015

"I met Stephanie back in 1998 when I joined Nextel in Redwood Shores, CA. Stephanie and I were colleagues and for a time she was my manager. I always enjoyed working with Stephanie and will always have fond memories of talking with her about her and Steve's involvement with their yacht club. Although our jobs had us working together less & less as the years went on, I always felt a special connection to Stephanie with our Nextel days and will miss her."

This tribute was added by Michael D on 14th February 2015

"I didn't know Mrs. Ramsey personally. But I do sympathize with the families loss. I have experienced the death of a loved one so I know the pain. The hope that the bible mentions at Revelation 21: 3, 4 is such a wonderful time that we can look forward to. I can only hope that this comforts you the way that it has comforted me. I can only encourage you to keep that hope in front of you."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Wagner on 12th February 2015

"I attended USU with Stephanie for one year.  That year was one of the best years of my life.  The "fourth floor" group had a special bond and I have some great memories that will stay with me for a lifetime.  Stephanie was amazing, beautiful, and she was a friend to everyone.  I am so saddened of her death and my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family."

This tribute was added by Pam Dooley on 11th February 2015

"I didn't really get to know Stephanie extremely well.  However, the times we were together she was a very fun person to be with.  I loved her sense of humor.  We were with Steve & Stephanie on a camping trip at New Brighton Beach.  WE had so much fun laughing about the raccoons up in the trees overhead in the evening.  There was a crab feed at our Country Club in Discovery Bay and it was a comedy nite too.  I asked Steve and Myra for her email address to encourage them to come out and join us for the evening.  We had so much fun eating and laughing together.  I will never forget Stephanie and her wonderful sense of humor.  Love you, Pam Dooley"

This tribute was added by Ron Ramsey on 11th February 2015

"Steph, No one who ever met you could doubt your sincere nature and your "tell it like it is" way of coming to a point. Among the last things you said to me last September, as I 'prattled on about nothing of much interest', was a quick "shot up old man". Which I did, Then I caught that rye smile at the corner of your eyes, and knew you were just poking fun as you enjoyed the sun on your back deck.  You just wanted a little quiet with it as well. The last thing you said to me in January, again as you were enjoying the wonderful sun on your face was "how much you loved Steve and were sorry to go like this. But it was time, soon".  I later told Steve what you said and big tears welled up in his eyes, But he held it in as he always does, and then said he was glad I was there to see you.  I told him "I knew and you knew" he was doing all he could do.  Life is just damned hard at times!

Later, in early February, I told Steve of a quote I found in 1986 on a small memorial to lost coal miners in Louisville, CO.  "As long as you remember a persons' name, they are not dead and gone, but live on in the hearts of those who remember them and love them".  
I read that quote at my Mothers' Memorial service in 2001.
I will remember your name, Stephanie Ramsey (Gunther), as long as I live. All Best and I love you, Dad"

This tribute was added by Robert Picard on 11th February 2015

"Steph and Steve stood for Kim and I when we were married on the shores of Lake Champlain 20 years ago.  She was very special to us.  She even, on her own,  pick up Kim's Bouquet at the St Albans 7-11 on the  way.  We were able to visit them in Calif. some years ago.  I wish we would have done that again.  Our prayers are with you Steve.  She will be greatly missed.  RIP my friend."

This tribute was added by Dirk van Rees on 10th February 2015

"Steph, It is with great sadness that I learned of your passing. I had hoped to see you again. I have thought of you often in the last week and remember the times we spent together. You were my friend, my love, my companion. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I thank you for that. You were there for me. I will miss your smile, Dirk."

This tribute was added by Dirk van Rees on 10th February 2015

"Steph, It is with great sadness that I learned of your passing. I had hoped to see you again. I have thought of you often in the last week and remember the times we spent together. You were my friend, my love, my companion. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I thank you for that. You were there for me. I will miss your smile, Dirk."

This tribute was added by Gloria Cosgrove on 9th February 2015

"I love you Stephanie!!!!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Vogt on 9th February 2015

"Thinking of you Gloria, and family! May your good memories of Stephanie bring you comfort during these hard times. Much love, Stephanie"

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