Rachel Capella Gaydusek

Rachel Capella Gaydusek was born June 20, 1994, in Independence Missouri. Shortly after birth her family moved to Arizona where she lived until 1998 when she returned to Kansas City, Missouri. She was homeschooled as part of Raytown Home Educators through high school. She attended Metropolitan Community College earning an Associate of Arts Degree. She attended William Woods University to pursue a degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. She continued her interest at the University of Missouri earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Rachel loved and cared for others which led her to serve people in her employment, volunteer work and relationships.

Rachel is preceded in death by her grandparents Harvey and June Rost, Loren and Rita Gaydusek, uncle Steve Gaydusek, aunt Donna Swift, and nephew Cobin Rost. Those alive are her parents Rick and Cindy Gaydusek, sisters Jenny Pickett and Indigo Gaydusek, and brother Sam Gaydusek, uncle Bert Swift, aunts and uncles: Sharon and David Gebauer, Jerome and Linda Gaydusek, Gerard and Nori Gaydusek, Kenny and Linda Gaydusek, David and Joey Rost, Carol and Carl Carlson, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life for Rachel will take place Saturday May 18th, 2024, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society (6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133). Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, with her service following at 11:00 AM. Her committal service will take place at Brooking Cemetery (10004 East 53rd Street. Raytown, MO 64133) at 1:00 PM


  1. Sara Foss on May 17, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    I didn’t know Rachel well, but I know she had a beautiful heart and a love for helping people. We were both on a trip to Cedar Rapids in 2020 to take supplies and help with clean up after the derecho and she was a very hard worker and never complained, a real asset to the group. My prayers are with all who are grieving this tragic loss.

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