Irwin C. Fowler

He was one of the originals. He was a Buyer and VP. He retired in 1971. His photos of Oklahoma graced the waiting area of the executive offices for several years. He joined TG&Y after managing S.H. Kress stores in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Others I remember who worked with him were Pat Henderson, Buck Buchanan, and Ammon Killian.

This information was provided by Mr. Fowler’s daughter.  Mr. Fowler passed in 1985.

Wanda Jean Garvin

Sandra Walls also reported that Wanda “Jeannie” Garvin passed on June 7, 2015.  She worked at headquarters: answered phones as well as at the front desk.  The obituary didn’t mention TG&Y so I didn’t post here.

Gilford Roat Obituary

 Sandra Walls provided the following information about the passing of Gilford Roat on June 13, 2015.  The partial text has been shown below for when the link no longer works.

Posted by TG&Y Reunion on Friday, June 19, 2015

“Butch” RoatJuly 21, 1943 – May 29, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY Gilford Eugene “Butch” Roat went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2015 at the age of 71.  Butch worked for TG&Y Co. Stores for 17 years, Bob Howard Auto Mall, and Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City. His smile and outgoing personality will be missed by all.

Published in The Oklahoman on June 11, 2015 – See more at:

Connie Soto Update by Alice Neely

The following was submitted as an update to Connie Soto’s listing.

Connie is listed as being an analyst. Before she left T G & Y she was the cosmetic and fragrance buyer replacing Nita Rush. She was the best boss I ever had.