Obituary: James Lee Eubank


James Lee Eubank, age 85, from Kemmerer, Wyo., passed away at home on Nov. 19.

Jim was born in Hawthorne, Calif., on June 2, 1938, to George and Verna Eubank. He was the oldest of two children.

He grew up with his time spent in Inglewood, Calif., and on a family ranch in La Barge, Wyo.

Jim attended a private military school from the first through fourth grades. He then attended public school and graduated from Inglewood High School in 1956. After graduation, he left California to live on the ranch full-time.

In 1957, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard and served for four years, stationed in Port Townsend, Wash.

On March 24, 1959, Jim married Karen Lunbeck, launching a 64-year marriage. When Jim got out of the service, he and Karen settled on the ranch and raised their four children.

Besides 35 years of ranching, Jim was involved in many other business ventures.

He had multiple hobbies: spending time with his wife who was the love of his life, model trains, the military jeep he restored and entered into car shows, and there wasnt a thing the man couldnt do with a piece of wood.

Jim is survived by his wife Karen, his oldest son Jesse (Vickie), daughters Julie and Laura, sister Joanne, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Verna, brother-in-law Phil and youngest son Daniel.

Services will be held at Balls Funeral Chapel at 12 p.m. on Dec. 2, with Military Honors following in the parking lot. Dedication of the grave will be held at the Viola Cemetery in La Barge.