D’Anne Rampy

05/06/1958 –

 01/28/2020

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  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/31/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
  • Funeral Reception
Date: 01/31/2020
Time: 3:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm

Obituary

D’Anne Rampy, beloved sister, aunt and friend was born in Lubbock, TX on May 6th, 1958.  The Friday after this past Thanksgiving she found out she had lung and brain cancer. After radiation treatments and a round of chemo, on January 28th, 2020, she left her sickness behind forever.  We will celebrate her life of 61 years at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with reception to follow. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Daughter of Duane and Jackie Rampy, sister to Alisa Sisemore and Alaina, beloved aunt, niece and sweet friend to many.  Her family attended First Baptist Church and she was a part of the youth group there.  She graduated from Monterey High School in 1976 and attended Texas Tech.  She started out with KSEL in the late ‘70’s and became Kelli D’Angelo, a well-known nationwide radio personality. At one point in her career she was one of the top radio personalities in the country. She helped people across the country “Wake up with the Morning Show” working in the Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, and Austin Markets.  While in Chicago, she interviewed celebrities such as Oprah, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Liza Minnelli and her favorite sports personality Michael Jordan.  She returned to Lubbock in 2000.  She worked very closely with UMC and Channel 11 in support of the Children’s Miracle Network.  She also spent many years on the Mudflap and Kelli Morning show on KLLL.  D’Anne was a gifted athlete and had a tremendous love of sports.  In Austin, she was the voice of the Longhorn’s Women’s basketball team. She was an avid supporter of Tech’s basketball and football teams. She loved Patrick Mahomes and so looked forward to his victory over the San Francisco Forty Niner’s this weekend.

D’Anne was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents as well as her parents, Duane and Jackie.

She is survived by her sister, Alisa Sisemore and husband Chris; their son Geoff and wife Hope.  Her sister, Alaina Buchanan and her sons, Hunter and Blair.  Her aunt Cherri Head and husband Tom.  Her uncles Paul Rampy and John Smith.  Longtime friends who were like family, Jill England, Kelly Randles, Lisa Lynch, Christene Jones and Karla Kitten.  And many, many friends and fans.

Memorials

The family has designated Children’s Miracle Network at umc.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org , Haven Animal Care Shelter of Lubbock,  4501 FM 1729-NCR 3000, Lubbock, Texas 79403 or REACH Community at reachcommunity.org, for memorial contributions donated in her memory.

Condolences

10 thoughts on “D’Anne Rampy”

  1. Averie Turner-Stroud

    From all of us at Strouds Texas Sheet Metal, we are deeply saddened by the passing of D’Anne. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We will truly miss her and cherish her memory. Rest easy sweet lady.

  2. She was a sweet sweet person to everyone and a REAL friend to me. Her determination, kindness and consideration for others led to great success in her life. I will miss her very very much.

  3. What an amazing media icon with that recognizable voice. Supporter of children, animals and sports. She was a thoughtful and kind friend to many of us. The last time We visited, she bought me a beer and expressed condolence for my brother who had just passed away due to stomach cancer. RIP my friend.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends. She was a blessing to so many. My daughter and I used to listen to her and met her whenever she was in KSEL and followed her on KLLL. She was a card. Loved it when her, Mudflap and Jeff we’re together. She always had a great personality. She will be missed quite a bit. May she RIP. No more pain. Always share and remember all the memories you had with her. May God Bless all

  5. So sorry. D’Anne was a good softball player and played on the First Baptist church girls softball team.
    Our prayers are with the family.

    Jerry,Barbara and Laurie Thorn

  6. Just saw this news in a broadcasting e-mail. Here in Tennessee, it feels like I may have been among the last to hear this devastating news. Kelli was so ridiculously talented and classy and kind.
    What an honor to watch and learn from her at FM99 before she departed Lubbock to ascend to the top of the radio world.
    She was one of those rare, unforgettable people.
    Prayers and love!

  7. So very sad! I never met Kelli, or even seen her, didn’t know what she looked like until now! All I knew was her friendly familiar voice which for years could be heard on radio throughout the South Plains! Lubbock radio will NEVER be the same without Kelli, NEVER!! RIP! My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones! The world was a better place with Kelli in it!… grios

  8. D’Anne & I worked together at KSEL, when Kelli D’Angelo was introduced to the world of radio personalities. She was immediately loved by her listeners and peers. D’Anne & I wrote and produced the ads for advertisers. She was so creative & so much fun to work with. Hearing the news of losing her, a flood of wonderfully good memories came back in the midst of the sadness. I hope to see D’Anne in heaven and we’ll laugh and share those funny character voices together again.

  9. Listened to her on the radio when she was in Austin. She was always quick to talk about Lubbock, and Texas Tech. For her to do that in the middle of burnt orange country was something else. I missed her when she left Austin.
    My thoughts and condolences to her family, and friends

  10. I always knew D’Anne as Kelli from our time together at FM-99. We were fast friends and kept in touch over the years. I visited with her whenever we were in the same city at the same time. What a loss for her friends and family. Rest now Kelli. We will meet again someday. God bless your family and friends. Joe

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