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Gustavo Hendon
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Department: MIS
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Jeanne Grissom
Date of Death: October 19, 2018
Department: HQ Buying
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I remember Jeanne first as a secretary in the Buying Department, then as an Assistant Buyer.
We she and John Grissom (Buyer) decided to marry Jeanne was transferred to the Merchandising Department as a secretary for Andy Collins.
She was as intelligent as she was beautiful.
This is the link to her obituary - https://obits.dallasnews.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/jeanne-grissom-obituary?id=1993472


Darrel ZumMallen
Date of Death: October 4, 2022
Department: HQ Buying
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https://www.buchananfuneralservice.com/obituary/darrel-zummallen


Loretta "Fern" Anderson
Date of Death: 09/15/2022
Department: Warehouse
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https://matthewsfuneralhome.com/loretta-f-anderson/


James Witt
Date of Death: 10-26-2010
Department: Store Operations
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He was a store manager in Oklahoma. The Edmond Plaza TG&Y was the last store that he managed. Prior to Edmond he managed stores in Duncan, Pauls Valley, Ada and Norman.


Wava J. Brunkow
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Wava J. Brunkow
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Wava J. Brunkow
Date of Death: June 7, 2022
Department: Store Operations
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Obituary for Wava J. Brunkow

View details at https://www.beckerfuneral.com/obituary/wava-brunkow

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Brett Morrison
Date of Death: August 20, 2020
Department: MIS
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Brett worked in MIS. You can see his obituary at https://www.ariacremation.com/obituary/21850/. The photo is the one shown in the obituary.


Timothy Ronald “Ron” Kennemer
Date of Death: 08/14/21
Department: MIS
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On Saturday, August 14, 2021, Timothy Ronald Kennemer “Ron”, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 84.

Ron was born September 2, 1936 in Carter, OK to Veck and Velma (Bilbrey) Kennemer. He was the 4th of 9 children.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Central State College (now UCO) in 1960 and his Master’s degree from Southeastern OSU (in Durant) in 1966. He later entered the field of computers and retired as a systems analyst in 1998.

On June 8, 1958, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Hatchel. They raise 3 sons, Tim, Todd, and Colt.

Ron loved to “tinker” in his shop and thoroughly enjoyed working with wood, carpentry, auto mechanics, and small engines.


Kent L Wise
Date of Death: January 9, 2020
Department: HQ Store Operations
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Kent Lloyd Wise, 73, passed away on January 9,2020 in Charleston, SC. Kent held executive positions with TG&Y and McCrory beginning in the early 70's.


Lowell O Bowman
Date of Death: 12/3/2018
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Lowell O. Bowman
Mountain Home, AR, 1925 - 2018 0comment

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Mr. Lowell O. Bowman, passed away with family at his side on December 3, 2018 at Riverlodge Assisted Living in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Lowell was 93. Lowell was born June 11, 1925, in Butler, Oklahoma, the son of Olan and Edith Bowman. He grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School in 1943.

After graduation Lowell enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served nearly 4 years in the South Pacific and northern China. Upon discharge Lowell married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Shirley, and remained happily married for over 63 years.

Lowell was employed by City Products Corporation and served in many capacities over 32


O.E.Bates
Date of Death: 12/17/2016
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He was over the TG&Y Stores in Tulsa.
Service pending at Floral Haven Cemetery.


Nadean Batterton
Date of Death: 5-29-16
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Nadean Batterton
May 13, 1925 - May 29, 2016
Nadean was born in Indianola,Oklahoma on May 13, 1925, to Roy and Dovie Batterton.She attended Morse & Buckeye schools in Okemah.She started her career at Kresse's in downtown OKC in 1943.She then worked for TG&Y in Capitol Hill and moved to the TG&Y store at S.E. 44th & Shields and retired from the TG&Y warehouse in 1987. Throughout her life she enjoyed many tings including quilting,cross-stitch,cooking,reading,crossword puzzles,gardening and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her Mother & Father;2 sisters,Wanda Henthorn and Jean Batterton;1 brother Merle Batterton;1 niece and 1 nephew,Karen Elaine Roberts and Jimmy York. More info at Sunny Lane Fun, Home, Del City,OK


Phil Carr
Date of Death: 7-2-03
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Phil Carr

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Phil, age 73, died July 2, 2003. He was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Newcastle, OK where they lived until 1972 when they moved to Edmond, OK. He began his career at Yellow Transit, then TG&Y where he worked for 31 yrs. as Vice President of Traffic; ending his career with Pacific Inland. He also served as President for Oklahoma Shippers Assoc., member of the Shriners, 'Acting Mayor' of Vintage Gardens Sub Division. Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother. Survived by his wife, Marie. Children: Bobby & wife Mary, Dianne, Jan & husband Eddie, Sherri & husband Chris. Grandchildren: Alexis 'The Kid', Caitlyn, Candy, Jason, Jeff, Sarah and great grandson Jacob.


Irwin C. Fowler
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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.


Connie Soto
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Listed in this 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.


Richard C. Stewart
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died on July 30, 2013

Richard worked in the Edmond Oklahoma Warehouse after he was laid off in the late 80's, he went to work for Hobby Lobby Warehouse in OKC retiring in 2005


Marice Patteson
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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
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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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