James M Braithwaite


(Feb. 22, 1951 - Sept. 10, 2017)

James M Braithwaite died September 10, 2017, of natural causes.

He was born February 22, 1951 in Chicago, IL.  Jimmy moved to Cody, WY, in the late ‘70s. He left the Chicago Police Force after many commendations and joined the Cody Police Department. After a few years he changed gears and attended Montana State University’s Farrier program. He shod horses all over Park County. He was hired at the 7D Ranch in 1989. He wrangled for many summers calling Sunlight Basin home. 

He traveled to Wickenburg, AZ, for a few winters to wrangle. He also spent several summers at Rimrock Guest Ranch. He was the Best Dude Wrangler ever! He had a smile and a joke for everyone. They weren’t always politically correct, but Jimmy could get a chuckle out of anyone! He loved to fish and tell fish stories even more.

He was preceded in death by his father “Big Dick” Braithwaite, his mother Marion Frances Braithwaite and his brother Richard James Braithwaite. He is survived by his nephews Brian and Nick Braithwaite, nieces Kelly Ann and Molly Braithwaite and his many friends who considered him family.