Funeral services for 24-year old Dorian Clifford are Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, with traditional Lakota Services by Delane Has No Horse.
Burial is at the Fourd-Little Iron Family Cemetery in the Calico Community, SD
A one-night wake service starts Monday, August 29, at 3:30 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.
Dorian Ohitika Clifford “Cetan Wamniomni” was born July 26, 1998 to Hannah Clifford. Dorian began his life’s journey as the son of Lynette R. Clifford and Laura Little Iron. Dorian made his journey to the Spirit World on August 25, 2022 in Riverton, WY.
Dorian attended grade school in Tempe, AZ and while living in Tempe he was always in the backyard pool when he wasn’t in school and taught his little sister Suzanah to swim when she was 2. When he and his Mama Buff moved home, he went to Riverton to live with his Mama Nette and attended Riverton Middle School where he was one of the best swimmers on the team.
Eventually, he came back to Pine Ridge, attended Loneman Day School and graduated 8th grade from there. He then attended Oelrichs High School thru his Sophomore year and graduated from Pine Ridge High School in 2017.
He was given his Lakota name by his Kaka Norman Fourd who referred to him as ‘our young prince’. As a young boy, they went for long walks in the hills behind Mission Flats and Calico being gone for hours.
Dorian loved the NBA and was a stats genius. He also loved playing his Xbox and was often online with his close friends Brandon, Tawe, and Norman and his brother Donald. He also loved playing basketball with his friends, hunting for rocks, playing in the badlands, fishing, and boating.
He lived in many places but did go back to Riverton, WY, to spend Summers with his Mama Nette, his brothers Donald and Wilson, sister, Memory, and friend Alvin Spoonhunter.
Dorian loved life and enjoyed the company of those he loved. He lived in Lakewood, CO with his Mama Buff and worked at FedEx and was embarking on a new journey working in the oil fields of Wyoming when he passed on to the stars.
Dorian had many who loved him and watched him as he grew up. His Auntie Rachel, Uncle Doc, Auntie Nora, Rose and Auntie Jana all watched him as he ran nonstop. His Mama Lisa helped to raise him in Tempe, AZ braiding his hair and getting him ready for school. When he moved home, it was Mama Maste and he enjoyed going with Mama Maste because she was cool and put him on his first Zipper ride with his little sister Suzanah.
Dorian is survived by his mothers, Lynette R Clifford (Angela) and Laura Little Iron (Christopher) as well as his birth mother Hannah Clifford; siblings, Katheena Bad Wound, Crystal Bad Wound, and Melinda Bad Wound; Unci’s Linda Fourd, Julie Goings, Bette Goings, Linda Bad Wound, Doris Goings, and Bonnie White; grandfathers, Marvin Goings, Terry Goings, and Dennis Brewer; sisters, Suzanah and Georgianna Tsouhlarakis, Amy Fourd, Raquel Little Iron-Hudspeth, Memory Clifford, Hailey Goings, Toree Clifford, Grace Morgan, Larae Morgan, Kayla Red Bear, Stephanie Clifford, Jessica Clifford, Allison Clifford, and Patience Clifford; brothers, Norman Fourd, Wilson, Donald Clifford, Thomas Clifford, Norman Two Bulls, and Joe Morgan; Mamas Lisa Little Iron and Carmen Little Iron; aunts, Jana Iron Cloud, Norma Brown Bull, Lynn Hernandez, Faye Hernandez, Lenora Clifford, Julie Goings, Leah Goings, Chole Goings, Marlena Holiday, Lisa Brewer, Barbara Brewer, Jenny Brewer, Lena Chasing Hawk, and Andi Clifford; uncles, William Fourd, Ron Clifford, Don Clifford, Tony Clifford, Marty Goings, David Ray Brewer, Thomas Goings, Darrell Brown Bull, and Delane Has No Horse; as well as many many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews from the Goings and Clifford families who are not forgotten but are too numerous to list.
Dorian was preceded in death by his Kaka’s Norman Fourd, Fred Clifford, and Marvin Bad Wound; Unci Doreen Yellow Hair; siblings, Kylie Head and Jessica Elk; and great unci, Victoria Fraizer-Goings.
His mothers Lynette and Laura request Brandon Briseno Jr., Tawe White Elk, Norman Two Bulls, Wilson and Donald Clifford Jr, Norman Fourd, Liberty Joe Morgan, Lorrel Goings to be his pallbearers.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD