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Patricia 'Pat' Ornsbey


Patricia Annette “Pat” Ornsbey, 61, passed away Sunday in Casper at the Wyoming Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born April 16, 1955, in Cody, Wyo., she was the daughter of Franklin and Kathleen (Russell) Talmage. After obtaining her GED she attended a Truck Driving School in Riverton.

In 1983 she and her children lived in Thornton, Colo. where she was employed as a CNA in a Colorado hospital, then worked as a caregiver in a nursing home. In Denver she drove bus for the RTD. Upon returning to Thermopolis she drove the school bus in charge of the Kirby route.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Her interests included reading, watching movies and beading necklaces.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathi Stone of Michigan, Tiffany Brown of Ten Sleep and Erica Jones of Ariz .; grandchildren, Tristen Savery, Raistlin Brown, Ronan Brown, Excel Jones, Micah McDowell, Ellie Stone, Jage and Benjamin White; and brother, Franklin Talmage of Riverton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Shane White.

Memorial services are pending.

To assist with funeral expenses, memorials may be made to the Pat Ornsbey Fund at Big Horn Federal, 643 Broadway, Thermopolis, 82443.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online remembrances may be offered at


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