Marthella Gay Tyler

March 20, 1937 - August 15, 2017

Marthella Gay Tyler

March 20, 1937 - August 15, 2017


Marthella Gay Tyler, 80, of Eufaula, Oklahoma passed away August 15, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born March 20, 1937 in Marshall, Oklahoma to Elmer and Minnie (Lambert) Sowles.Gay was married to the love of her life, Charles until his passing in 1993. She worked as a secretary and retired from the Tulsa Public Schools. She enjoyed her retirement, spending time with her children and grandchildren.Gay is preceded in death by her husband: Charles; daughter: Julie; step-son: Kevin; brothers: Glen Sowles, Ronald Sowles, George Sowles; sisters: Lela Goodnite, Myrtle Tarrant, Nina Davis, Ilene Clement, Mabel Avery and Virginia Tunis.Marthella is survived by her sons: Carl Grauberger, Brian Tyler; step-children: Teresa, Dee Dee and Jenny; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren along with other loving family and friends.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 18, 2017 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Rose Hill Memorial Park
  • Location: 4161 East Admiral Place Tulsa, OK 74115 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Marthella Gay Tyler

  1. Grandma, I know you are in peace and reuniting with grandpa and your daughter as well as other family members. I don't know what my future will hold with out you. You were my everything, the one who I would tell absolutely everything to and not be judge. I just can't seem to understand why it was your time. Probably because grandpa needed you. I will always love you and I will always remember and cherish everything you have done for me and my babies. Thank you for the wonderful life you have gave me. Ill miss you always and we will all be together again one day. Until then…give grandpa and Jeremiah's dad the biggest hug ever from us. I love you grandma.

  2. I'm am so sorry I couldn't be at the funeral today. I couldn't get off work for the trip. I loved talking to Aunt Gay about the family. Her memories were so vivid when she talked about my mom and dad, I could picture every story in my mind. She told me stories that I had never heard and later shared with my siblings. You could hear the love in her voice when she talked about my mom. I will always treasure those stories. Rest in peace Gay, I know everyone is happy to see you again. Love you all, hope to see/ meet you all. We're family!!

  3. I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear Gay. I hope that you will find comfort in the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 where he promised that the day is coming when he is going to resurrect back to life those in the grave. Until then, it is just like they are sleeping. (John 11:11-13) May your family draw strength from Jehovah, the God of all Comfort.

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