Jimmy Dale Ornsbey

November 7, 1952 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 67)


Jimmy Dale Ornsbey, 67, died suddenly Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis.

Born November 7, 1952 in Baker, Oregon, he was one of five children of Jack and Thelma (Dunkerson) Ornsbey.  The family moved throughout the west coast.  Jimmy landed in Oklahoma and in 1975 moved to Wyoming to work in the oil fields.

He was a member of the Eagles Club.  NASCAR was his greatest enjoyment as well as being a “backyard mechanic”.  A traveler, he saw most of the United States.

In 1987 he married Carmen Lynn Harvey in Thermopolis.  With this union Jimmy brought 4 children and Lynn, one son.

Those cherishing his memory include his wife of 32 years; children James Ornsbey of North Dakota, Dustin Harvey of Thermopolis, Jessie, Jackie and Polly Ornsbey of Oklahoma; siblings, Floyd of Thermopolis, Phyllis of Oklahoma,  Sandra and Shirley of Thermopolis; twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A Celebration of Jimmy’s Life will be held in the summer of 2020.

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