Jim Ouimet – May 2013


Jim OuimetWhen Jim Ouimet was a 6-year-old living in Amarillo, he became enthralled with the 1939 Mercury street rod that belonged to the father of one of his friends. Jim remains somewhat spellbound by those machines many years later. He has six of them at the Ouimet home in Red Oak, three of them operational and three still in the works. You might see him drive one to Mass sometime. When not otherwise occupied by revving engines, Jim is a reservoir engineering analyst in the strategic planning group of Encana Oil and Gas, his employer for six years. He and wife Lou met when they both worked for Santa Fe Energy, he in the Amarillo office and she as a receptionist in Midland. They have been married for 21 years. Jim has a grown daughter (Denise Coker) and two granddaughters living in Amarillo plus a stepdaughter (Lisa McCormick) and a grandson living in Highland Village, between Denton and Lewisville. Jim grew up in an Air Force family, spent four years in that branch of the service himself and is a graduate of West Texas A&M. The Ouimets have lived in Red Oak for 10 years and joined Holy Spirit three years ago.