Obituary Updates

We’ve put up a new form to allow viewers to provide obituary information.  Please use the following form to submit obituary updates.  The obituary will not be posted immediately but will be posted as soon as possible in the appropriate year, after it has been reviewed.

Obituary Submission

Submit information about deceased former TG&Y employees using this form.
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Panel from an old TG&Y brochure.

Marketing brochure from TG&Y Stores as they were growing.Many younger people don’t know about or remember TG&Y so it’s hard for them to entertain that it was bigger than Walmart before Walmart became the giant it is today. Many believe if it hadn’t been deconstructed by the new owner, it would have stunted the giant’s growth significantly.

This picture is a panel from an old brochure which we received as a photo.  The file was too large to load quickly on the website so It has been divided into sections. More sections to follow.


Michael Howell Obituary

From our Facebook page, posted by Jim Kettler on June 17, 2014:

Too soon, we are posting that another of our TG&Y family has passed away. Michael Howell, who worked in the Printing Department, passed away June 15, 2014. His obituary is found at the Daily Oklahoman.

Mr. Nick Jung

Our condolences to the family of Mr. Jung.  Mr. Jung was a toy buyer and worked for TG&Y for 23 years.  He had attended several reunions in the past but had missed the last two.  He always had a smile and talked with everyone.

Services for Mr. Nick Jung,  94 passed away on July 5, 2014.  Services will be on July 11 at  Messiah Lutheran Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Messiah Lutheran School, 3690 NW Expressway, OKC, OK 73112.  The obituary appeared in the Daily Oklahoman today.

This picture which includes Mr. Jung was taken at the 2008 Reunion which was held at Hobby Lobby corporate offices.

Various views during 2008 Reunion