Marice Patteson

Died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Integris Baptist Hospital in OKC. Marice Patteson worked along with her Husband, Dudley Patteson in the Main Office Cafeteria. She was also made one of the first Female Store Manager for TG&Y and was manager at the store at 10th and May Ave.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5749 NW 37th Street, Warr Acres, OK 73122-2103.

Cards and flowers can be sent to her daughters, who all worked at the TG&Y Main Office back in the late 70s and early 80s, Nakiita Patteson-Cook, Rena Patteson, and Tawnya Patteson-Silver at 1816 Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City, OK 73127.

Wesley “Buddy” Baker

This post was submitted today by Buddy’s son Darrell Baker.

Buddy Baker started in late 1953 at the warehouse on 36 and north Santa Fe and then in Edmond. He worked until McCrorys shut it down in 1988. The airport authority bought his house in 1995 that he had lived in since March of 1954. He then moved to Alex Oklahoma where he passed away at his home on October 22, 2012. Several things I remember as a child is my dad always getting home at the same time everyday, the night every year at Springlake amusement park, and my dad playing softball on the TG&Y team at Wheeler park on South Western.

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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.