Victor Allen Bushyhead, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Alliance Health in Ponca City. Victor was born July 29, 1934, in Concho to Fred Henry and Dulcie Newakis (Whitebird) Bushyhead. He grew up and attended schools in the Calumet, Concho and El Reno areas.
His work history began as a newspaper carrier in Concho at an early age, later working with various farmers. He also worked at the Darlington Game Farm as a night watchman and security guard.
Victor married Clara Jennifer Nez on Dec. 30, 1954, in El Reno. They established homes in El Reno and Concho. In 1960, they moved to Chilocco, where both were employed at the agricultural school for Native Americans. Victor worked in the agriculture department and Clara worked as a dormitory attendant. Victor sustained an on-the-job injury and retired. The school shut down in 1980 and the family moved to Arkansas City, Kan. They later established a permanent home in Newkirk where he resided at the time of death.
A proud member of the Cheyenne Nation, Victor enjoyed telling stories, he always had a joke. He liked sports (he excelled in fast-pitch softball), golf and stock car racing (he and his brother, Robert had a car). He loved the Fourth of July and being called “Grandpa” by so many, family and friends alike. He cherished his family and time spent with them.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jerome Allen; brothers, Jerome, Robert and Henry (Charles Dawes); grandchildren, Maizie Lansford and Jayden Don Bailey; and son-in-law, Bryan E. Logan.
Victor is survived by his wife of 64 years, Clara; his children, Dennis James of Wichita, Deborah Kay Logan and Shineesta Emily and Alton Adams of Newkirk, Darwin Allen of Kansas City, Mo., Victoria Marie Frank of Ponca City and Stenson Price and Tiffany of Moore; sister, Emily and Nick Ramirez of El Reno; and 20 grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. C.W. Springwater were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Newkirk. Interment was in the Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service, Newkirk.