Buena Jean Jones


Buena Jean Jones (Taptto), 86, was born on August 12, 1934 to James and Francis (Bointy) Taptto in Lawton, Oklahoma. She passed away on May 25, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She married the love of her life, Robert Wayne Jones, in 1952 at the Rainy Mountain Indian Church. Buena graduated from the University of Oklahoma with Masters Degree in Public Health Education and East Central University with Bachelors degrees in Nursing and Sociology.  Buena worked for the Choctaw tribe in Philadelphia, Mississippi for 20 years  as a Public Health Educator, and as a registered nurse in Ada for15 years for the Chickasaw Nation.

She enjoyed reading and working on puzzles. Buena was a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma . 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Jones; two sons, Robert Gene Jones and James Carroll Jones; parents, James and Francis Taptto; twin brother, Byron Bointy; two sisters, Thelma Stumblingbear and Audrey Carter. 

She is survived by her 2 daughters: Shirley Tapp of Yukon, OK                                                         Lisa Jones of Mountain View, OK, 7 grandchildren: Eric Jemison of Medina, New York, William Birdtail and his wife, Sara of Yukon, OK, Stephanie Jones of Laurel, MS,  Ashly Ware and her husband, Jake of Ada, OK, Audrie Morgan and her partner, Justin Northam of OKC, OK, Ciara Tapp of Yukon, OK, Jasmine Douglas and her partner Adonis Williams of Ada, Oklahoma , 9 great-grandchildren: William Birdtail, Landen Birdtail, Brent Printup, Chelsea Printup, Oliver Birdtail, Caroline Ware, Jonathan Ware, Lola Lopez, and August Northam, 2 sisters: Barbara Roberts of Las Cruces, NM, Marilyn Spottedhorse of Mountain View, OK

Graveside: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 Rainy Mountain Cemetery, Mountain View, OK

Under the direction of Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home, Carnegie.

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