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Daphne (Bumgarner) Ramsey

March 12, 1950 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Daphne Bumgarner Ramsey, age 73, of Boone, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 26, 2023, at App Regional Medical Center.   Daphne (Daffy) will be remembered as a loving, caring, patient and giving person.  She was a devoted wife to her husband, John Ramsey, who preceded her in death.  She was a loving and dutiful daughter to her parents, Raymond Hill Bumgarner and Ruby Aldridge Bumgarner.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Hilda Bumgarner Oaks.
Daphne used her energy in making a warm and comfortable home—one that was always filled with love and food for her family.  She delighted in putting smiles on everyone’s faces from preparing delicious meals in her kitchen.  Her grandchildren recall that she was her happiest when presenting others with gifts and seeing the look of surprise and gratitude on their faces.  Hospitality was truly her spiritual gift.  It was of utmost importance to her that everyone—family and friends alike—were made to feel at home in her house!  She loved her son Eric beyond words and often called him her guy angel. She was an active member of First Baptist of Boone and was honored to be a part of a Sunday School class that she adored.  She retired from Watauga County Tax office as the Tax Listing Director where she served her county for over 30 years.  Daphne was described by her daughter-in-law as a beautiful example of a Godly woman.  
She is survived by her son, Eric Hill Ramsey (Stephanie) of Jefferson, NC.; three grandchildren, Campbell Noelle Ramsey, Dakota (Coty) Sharpe and Kiersten Deanna Sharpe; two great-grandchildren, Lilah Marie Bowden and Cora Rosella Sharpe and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 28, 2023, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home in Boone, NC.  Funeral services to honor Daphne (Daffy) Ramsey’s remarkable life will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 pm, at First Baptist Church of Boone with Pastors Roy Dobyns and John Elledge officiating. Graveside services will immediately follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens in Boone.

Visitors are invited to gather at the home of Eric Ramsey and family, 289 Orion Lane, Jefferson NC.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life of Watauga County in Boone, to the attention of Brian Barker.

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