I just started a new character and for the first time out of 4 characters I actually saw there's a "Goodspring Settler" running around during the Introduction Quest with Sunny Smiles... I talked to that NPC for the first time and what happened... she said something about being happy I saved her from the Geckos and raised my reputation to accepted ending the whole questline at Goodsprings with a reputation of Idolized (instead of liked).
For everyone missing the same NPC this might be a hint, to me it raises another question:
Is there any possibility to find this NPC later on? --- Life is a waterfall , we're one in the river and one again after the fall !
Well, in higher difficulties it is not always easy to save her. When the quest has me go to the second and then third well, I will usually rush the third well immediately and I can usually save her then. Sunny can usually handle the second well on her own.
Yeah, I noticed her the first time. She's died from those geckos. The best way I find to save her is to run to the cliff behind where the second group of geckos are and drop down, I always been able to save her this way. --- I wonder if I should use this space for shameless self promotion.