For Immediate Release
February 11, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Representative’s Wife, Reverend Dr. Thelma Chambers-Young, Passes

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is saddened by yesterday’s passing of Reverend Dr. Thelma Chambers-Young, the wife of Representative George Young (D) HD99. Reverend Chambers-Young, a psychologist, minister, wife, mother, and grandmother served the community in many positions and was the former Senior Pastor of the University Place Christian Church and the Executive Director of Epron June Monson Clergy Consortium.

Reverend Chambers-Young received the Human Rights Award in 2015 from the Garfield County Church Women United, earned her Masters in Public Health at the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and her Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1997.

Thelma is survived by her husband George Young, their two children and three grandsons. The ODP extends their deepest sympathies and thoughts to Representative Young and his family.

Visitations: 5pm – 7pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Cemetery: Morning Star Cemetery Boligee, AL
Services: Memorial Services Wildewood Christian Church, 6900 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Services date and time: 2pm Thursday, February 16, 2017


The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at or by calling (405) 427-3366.