Kellea Standridge, 55, was granted her angel wings on January 9th at her home in the town she loved most, Dripping Springs.
She was born to William and Johnnie O’Day (Milam) on February 24th, 1965 in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Dripping Springs High School in 1983, where she met the love of her life, Charles Keith Standridge. After high school, she studied medicine and began working for the Greer Clinic in Wimberley, Texas. For over 15 years, she cared for her patients both in the office as well as making home visits when she was concerned about their welfare.
Kellea’s home in Dripping Springs was custom built by her husband, Keith. Love was poured into the foundation. Kellea shared this love with others and was always welcoming to the neighborhood children for a snack and Dr. Pepper or a friendly game of football or baseball in the yard. Some of these friends became family in her heart such as Linda Murphy, Michael and Luke Long, Tarrah Hendrickson and so many others. Kellea was always at a ball field or gym wearing a Texas Longhorn hoodie and visor (she loved her Texas Longhorns) watching her children play sports. She was very dedicated to and loved by her community.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Johnnie O’Day and beloved husband Charles Keith Standridge.
She is survived by her brother, Michael William O’Day and wife Diane O’Day; sister Laurie Molis and husband Joseph Molis; three children Haley Standridge of Spring Branch; Caden Standridge and wife Alexis Standridge of Austin and Landry Neely and fiancé Ashley Savino of Austin. Kellea leaves behind fourteen grand-fur-children who she loved dearly, seven nieces and nephews: Brant, Sara, Elizabeth, Kristina, Kasey, Miguel, and Lily and many great nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by her supportive in-laws Sam and Jo Standridge of Kingsland, Texas.
The family would like to thank Tate Pureyer, Ben Gielsman, Cory Poe and the rest of the responding officers of the Hays Count Sheriff’s Department for their support as well as the maintenance and management team of the Springs Apartments.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when smiles can be seen and hugs can be given. At that time we will invite all the family and friends she loved dearly to join us in honoring Kellea Maurine Standridge by sharing stories and pictures.
Condolences may be sent to: www.harrellfuneralhomes.com.