Raymon Clown Sr., 53, of Dupree, passed away, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM.
Funeral services was at 10:00a.m, MST, Friday, January 8, 2016 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Burial followed in the Dupree City Cemetery. An all night wake service was held on 7:00p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the church with a procession from the 4-miles at 4:00p.m.
Raymon “Moonie” G. Clown Sr. was born on May 24, 1962 at Eagle Butte, South Dakota to True Clown Sr. and Nancy (Iron Bird) Clown. He grew up in Dupree and attended Dupree School graduating in 1980. He attended United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND.
Raymon worked various jobs to include Rocky Mountain firefighter, security, foot patrol, and as a ranch hand. He also volunteered at various events. Raymon’s interests included working on cars, playing basketball, and spending time with his grandchildren. In the past five years he made multiple trips to California; there he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hanging out at the beaches, visiting the San Diego Zoo & Sea World San Diego. He also enjoyed bowling and eating at buffets.
Raymon is survived by his siblings: Inez Iron Bird (Bevin Circle Eagle Jr.) of Red Scaffold, Priscilla (Leon) Hale of Rapid City, True (Wenelle) Clown Jr. of Bismarck, ND, Bradley (Paulette) Clown of Eagle Butte, Andre “Todd” Clown of Bull Creek, Michelle (Sullivan) White Wolf of Bull Creek, Trude (David) Dupris of Eagle Butte, and Vance (Louise) Ta Sunke Witko III of Lower Brule; his children: Alison (Duane) Curley of Rapid City, Jocelyn Clown of Eagle Butte, Jaclyn (Jesse) Holmes of Pierre, Raymon Clown, Vetal Stricker-Clown, Dontae Clown, Tre’ Clown, and Reese Clown all of Pierre; his grandchildren: Darius Uses the Knife, Devin & Adrianna Curley, Lillian & Emily Brown, Amatiel Clown, Araya Clown, Darla Kelly-Stricker, Ladanien Jiminez & Deondre Clown, & Tristi Clown.
Raymon was preceded in death by his parents: True & Nancy Clown; one sister, Deanna Clown Kerstiens; one daughter, Alisha Clown; and many other relatives.
Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Raymon’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)