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.
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.