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Our Loving daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and best friend Mikayla Nicole Plenty Buffalo, 22 of Lodge Grass made Heaven her home on October 10, 2023.
(One Who Sees Many Countries) was born in Crow Agency to Michael Plenty Buffalo and Bridget Takes Gun on June 7, 2001. She was raised in Lodge Grass currently working and living in Billings. She received her education in St. Xavier and Lodge Grass. She is a member of the Ties the Bundle and a child of the Big Lodge clan as well as the Penecostal Church and Ree Society.
“Kayla” as she was affectionately known, was a fun-loving, outgoing, silly, caring, kind hearted person who always had jokes and smiled a lot. Kayla enjoyed riding horses, cruising, jamming out and dancing.
She is preceded in death by her Great-Great Grandfather John Plenty Buffalo, adopted father Curtis Falls Down; Grandfathers Daniel “Sonny” Takes Gun, Jr., Gary Plenty Buffalo, Sr., Fred (Jr. Boy) Alden III, James Cummins, Sr.; Grandmothers Gloria Cummins and Bernadine Real Bird; Great-Grandparents Harold and Ramona “Tiny” Nomee BackBone, Sr., Daniel “Jack” and Virginia White Hip Takes Gun, Fredrick and Ruth House Alden, Jr., John and Mary Falls Down Cummins, Jr.; Brothers Cameron Levi Takes Gun, Baby twin boys Takes Gun, Byron “Pony Boy” Dawes III, Anfernee Birdinground, Andrew “Little Bear” Cummins and Kevin White; Aunts and Uncles Jocelyn and Jacklyn Falls Down, Leslie “Frank” Nomee, Isaih and TJ Morning and RJ White Hip.
Survivors include her best friend Tyler Whiteman, her parents, her Kaala who raised her Haroldine Takes Gun’ Uncle/Dads Lyle (Flora) and JD (Carylene) Takes Gun, Gary (Sharla) Plenty Buffalo, Jr.; adopted mother Candace Elk Shoulder; sisters Mikalyn, Mikalina, Mikolette, Mya Plenty Buffalo, Danyelle, Drewann, Devonna, Takes Gun, Katana and Jada Plenty Buffalo, Sara Bends, Natalia (Robert Jr.) Pretty On Top, Judaya, Javiera and Lamya Takes Gun; brothers Liam, Ely, “Frankie Doodles” Keneen, Adriano (Natasha) Takes Gun, MJ Blaze Plenty Buffalo, Lamar BackBone, G3, Famous, baby John Plenty Buffalo; special nieces Genesis, Auduanne and Kailoni Mae; Great-grandparents Heywood (MaryLou) Big Day, Sr., Ardith Hogan, Bonnie Hawk, Claudette Black Hawk, Chester (Sharolyn) Nomee, Sr., Josephine (Ben) Stands, Veronica (Brewster) Pretty On Top, Twyla (Wesley) Stewart, Myrna Medicine Horse and Georgia Ann Bad Bear; Grandparents Georgine Falls Down, Latonna (Sharron) Old Elk, Annie (Cyrus) Leider, Sr., Janice Nomee-Morning, Jana Alden, Susan (Aaron) Red Star, Mary Liz (Henry) Little Light, Laura (Manford) Gardner, Elroy (Kitty) Nomee, Sr., Harold (Debbie) BackBone, Jr., Elton (Janet) BackBone, Pat (Carol) Sr., Aaron (Martha) and Leon Alden, Derek Big Day, Scott (Lauren) Medicine Horse, John (Angie) III, TerryAnna (Pierce) Big Lefthand, Thomas (Audrey) Cummins, Clement (Mary), Les (Shannon) Luke, Crescentia Cummins, RJon, Dee Nomee, Alda Good Luck, Polly Chase, Leroy Cummins, Barney Cummins and George (Julie) Cummins, Patsy, Melynz Dawes, Claude (Berna) and Lewellyn (Maureen), Verena (Jr.) Dust, Baby Sam Hoop Jr., Althea (Aaron) Yarlott, Benjamin Bright Wings (Rebecca) Jr., Tiffany (Quincy) Dabney, Roberta Old Bear, Marcelline Little Nest; uncles/aunts Ronald Falls Down, Jr., Alex Birdinground, Jr., Cleveland and Cyrus Lieder, Jr., Leo Stewart, Sr., Aaron Old Elk, Barey Glenn, Mike, Rob, Josh Nomee, Jana Falls Down, Joanna, Cherish, Gretchen Nomee, Candace Brien, Lashon BackBone, April, Kristy, Yolonda, Marcel, Malissa, Tanaya, Tiara, Leslie Alden, Roberta Glenn, Kaylene Alden, Diane (Tracie) Charette, Irvina Stewart, Rynaland Dorcas WhiteHip, Rona (Mike), Lynn and Leonard Gardner, Jr., Leah (Tyson) Gros Ventre.
Extended families Plenty Buffalo, Alden, Morrison, Big Man, House, Cummins, Hill, Birdinground, Medicine Horse, Grey Bull, Falls Down, Brien, Williamson, One Goose, Bad Bear, Eastman, Nomee, BackBone, White Hip, Takes Gun, Bule Weasel, Bends, Big Day, Tushka and Hawk.
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