Lyman “Jack” Ellsbury was born to Lyman and Mary Ellsbury on the September 25, 1944 in Deadwood South Dakota, the third eldest in a family of seven.
Jack enlisted in the US Navy in October of 1966 becoming a Radarman 2nd Class on the USS Chicago and traveled to many parts the world including multiple missions to Vietnam during the Vietnam war.
While home on leave in 1970, Jack met his wife Sue in Cody Wyoming and two weeks later April 25, 1970, the two were married. January of 1971 Jack decided he was ready to trade in his sea legs for a family life. Jack joined his wife Sue and daughter Lisa to begin life outside the Navy. To this new life came four more children, Nikki, Sean, Jackie and Debbie. Life took Jacks family from Casper, Sheridan and finally to Glenrock where Jack worked for Glenrock Coal Company from 1982 to 1998 when he retired. Days off were spent with endless family vacations to places he had read about, camping trips, boating, fishing, sledding, Ice skating and many other outdoor excursions. (that usually involved a swinging ice scraper and scrambling children in the back seat of the car)
Thank you for so many memories that we will cherish and use to dry the tears on our cheeks and change them into laughter and smiles.
God has your "67" Chevelle SS waiting for you in heaven Dad!
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Lyman and Mary; his sister Diane, brother David and his wife of 48 years, Sue. He is survived by his children, Lisa (Dave) Picard, Nikki (Allen) White, Sean Ellsbury, Jackie Ellsbury and Debbie Ellsbury; grandchildren Jamie White, Ashlea Ellsbury and Braydin Vandal. Brothers Allan (Hoshika) Ellsbury; Phil Ellsbury; Dan (Jann) Ellsbury, sisters Alice (George) House and Lynn (Michael) O'Neill.
Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home in Casper. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Glenrock. Interment will he at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Jack served in the US Navy.
Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.
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