Wilma "Heli" Ormsby

February 16, 1932 - May 27, 2021

Wilma Ormsby

Wilma “Heli” Ormsby, 89, of Houston, died Thursday, May 27, 2021. Heli was born on February 16, 1932, to Margarete and Oskar Heidmann in Juelich/Rhineland, Germany.

Wilma loved her homeland and always admired the spirit of her people in rebuilding a war-ravaged country. In 1960, she came to America to marry her love, George Stonewall Ormsby. They lived an interesting and fulfilling life until his death in 2011.

“Hello and good-bye, dear family and friends! My time here on earth is up. Sad to leave this beautiful planet but overjoyed to be re-united with my George, Mutti, Papa, my brother, and all those who enriched my life. What a fine reunion we will have! To you, left behind, I wish to say: Be kind, keep your sacred values intact and respect the ground under your feet." “Dear Heavenly Father, guide me Home.”

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Steffi Heidmann; stepchildren, Kathleen Solcher and her husband, Dr. Dean Solcher; Colleen Lewis and her husband, Leslie; and Jim B. Ormsby and his wife, Betty; grandchildren, Jim Bradford Woods and his wife, Bobbi; Joel Ormsby; Jason Ormsby and his wife, Katherine; Will Ormsby; Blake Ormsby; and Derik Ormsby.

A gathering of Mrs. Ormsby’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sour Lake.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Pine Ridge Cemetery
13430 Fm 421 Sour Lake, TX 77625

Comments (4)

  • George and Barbara Jones (cousins)

    02 June 2021 at 17:22 | #

    We enjoyed seeing Heli and George at family reunions..Heli was always so kind ..Rip


  • Joe Jones

    02 June 2021 at 15:33 | #

    We so much enjoyed visiting with Hili and George..My mom Jimmie Jones loved her so much.


  • Joel Ormsby (grandson)

    02 June 2021 at 14:59 | #

    Dear Heli (oma),
    I will never forget and always cherish my memories of Christmases and trips to Lake Buchanan. Those are the sweet things in my brain that make a difficult life happy and cherished. I love you forever and will miss you here on planet Earth. My four sons Jeffrey, Nicholas, Zachary and Andrew, loved all your stories. All my love to you. Peace until we meet again........


  • Jo Ormsby

    02 June 2021 at 00:32 | #

    Thanks so much for the wonderful memories over these past 55 years that I have known you and called you friend. Already missing you, but hope you are having wonderful reunions with your loved ones who have gone before.


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