Jason Aaron Buffalohead
Jason Aaron Buffalohead was a resident of Kaw City, Oklahoma began his journey to join his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jason was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on December 17, 1971. Jason was the son of the late Stacey Ellison Buffalohead and Barbara Joy Stumblingbear. Jason a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. He was married to Amanda Buffalohead, two daughters; Katzy Buffalohead of the home, Andry Wolfe of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and a gradson; Vadan Switch. Surviving siblings are his brothers; Pete Buffalohead and Jerod Buffalohead of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Aunt Linda Rhea, Nieces; Allana Buffalohead of Long Beach, California, Alia Buffalohead of Lawrence, Kansas, nephew; Keetha Buffalohead of Fairfax, Oklahoma. His Indian sisters Jocelyn Hayden of Shallotte, North Carolina, Nichole Stumblingbear of Fayetteville, North Carolina and his Indian brothers; Micah Stumblingbearof Shallotte, North Carolina, Dustin Stumblingbear of Lawrence, Kansas and Andrew Stumblingbear of Kansas City, Missouri and an uncle; Harley Buffalohead of Marland, Oklahoma.
Jason is preceeded in death by his fraternal grandparents Thurman Buffalohead and Thelma (Roy) Buffalohead, his maternal grandparents are Cecil Stumblingbear and Thelma (Bointy) Stumblingbear, his brother Wesley “Big Wes” Collins and his Pop Henry T. Collins. From his Kiowa lineage Jason is the decedent of several war chiefs he is the great-great-great grandson of Chief Stumblingbear, Chief Red Otter, Chief Red Tipi and Chief Apeahtone (Wooden Lance) the last official chief of the Kiowa Tribe.
Jason grew up in Lawrence, Kansas graduating from Lawrence High and he attended Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas and SIPI-Southern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jason was an artist excelling in drawing, wood work, clay and drum making and made beautiful music playing his Indian Flute. As a drum maker he was commissioned to speak on the Native American Drum making and singing. Jason was a proud member and officer of the Ponca Hethuska Society. He served as head singer for the Kaw Ilonska and head singer for the California Hethuska Society. Jason had a most interesting career he was a freelance Tattoo Artist, Ponca Tribal Singer, Traditional and Straight War Dancer a Fire Fighter in Wyoming, a Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Offricer for the White Eagle Police Department and he worked twelve years in the Casino Security Operations.
Pallbearers are Micah Stumblingbear, Robert Collins, Bruce Collins, Keetha Buffalohead, John Echols and Rock Pipestem. Honorary Pallbearers; Anthony Street, Roman Bermudez, John Shaw, Mark Collins, Colt Donelson, Bruce Johnson, Shelby Street, Dewey Donelson and Jordan Jones. Services will be at the White Eagle Cultural Center Friday, February 1, 2019, beginning at noon. A Traditional Ponca Funeral with Give Away and meal. Burial will be at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery.
Jason, my heart hurts that I won’t get the chance to meet you at PowWow this year. This grandma prays you have save travels with creator, keep dancing
Brenda Hoyt (YellowBerry-Waters)Greenwood, CA
I am forever grateful for our friendship, you will be missed Jason, as you left this world too soon. I worked with you at the Osage Casino as your Security Manager and truly enjoyed every moment. My prayers go out to the family.
Richard TaylorPonca City, OK
May you be at peace Jason. I feel so blessed and honored to have met you.
DoraKaw Citu, OK
Your spirit was one of a kind. Your footsteps will be followed by many. As you transcend, know you, your music and faith won’t be forgotten. So much love for each of your family members. You Sir, were taken home way to early.
Krissy Simmons HardisterWichita, KS
Grandson Jason I imagine you smiling and looking in our direction because you are happy and pain-free from your illness. I remember when I took care of you and your brothers for a few hours at my place in Gallup. You were about three years old. You and your twin worked so diligently to carry landscaping rocks from downstairs into my home. After your mom picked you up I had to haul the rocks back down. You have journeyed on, and we are so thankful you found peace and happiness. You will be missed terribly, but we will feel the hurt lessen when we recall your smile, laughter and jokes.
Barbara RobertsCarlsbad, NM
"He is never born, and he never dies
He is Eternity: he is evermore
Never born and Eternal
Beyond times gone or to come. He does not die when the
Stephanie Roberts, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with you .Sorry for your loss of a great man.Blessing
Sherri DenisonMorro Bay, CA
My deepest sympathies to Jason's family,,prayers for comfort,
Anita Buffalohead MarquezOklahoma city, OK
You are forever loved and missed my friend. Rest in peace. Much love to your daughter and your family.
Sarah Smile HawkinsPawnee, OK
My condolences go out to the family may God be with you and comfort you and this tragedy and may God bless his soul and we can only cherish the memories but he will never be forgottenRemember heavily father knows if it’s ready to return to him he will be guided and be an angel above God bless the family thank you so much
Ron AttcittyFountain Hills, AZ
Rest In Peace my friend
Roman TigerArk City, KS
I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Peggy WyattPonca City, OK
Our condolences to you and your family. May God send the comforter to you and give you peace and strength.
Patricia GainesGrand Prairie, TX
I am forever grateful for our friendship, you will be missed Jason. Us Lawrence Indian kids are always so hurt when one of our own has passed on that we grew up with and we are feeling it now. May your journey to heaven be what you always thought it would be and always know that we will miss you. My deepest condolences to his wife, child, brothers, mother, and all the other relatives. God Bless
Carrie CoffeyLawrence, KS
Scott & Debra Rennie, OK