August 2, 1938
January 9, 2022
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our father, Gilbert Malaquias Sisneros, on January 9, 2022, after a short illness. Gilbert was born on August 2, 1938, to Malaquias and Lucy Sisneros, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Gilbert grew up in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Gilbert graduated high school from Hotchkiss where he was a multi-sport letterman. He joined the Navy out of high school and served for four years. He then enlisted in the US Army, where he traveled all over the world and served several tours of duty in Vietnam, earning several honors including a bronze star. Gilbert retired from the US Army and went on to become a successful businessman in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek and was currently the owner and general manager of the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino.
Gilbert had a love for animals, and truly loved his many dogs throughout his life. His current dog Jasper is a beautiful husky whom Gilbert treated like a prince.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Sisneros) Wekamp (Russ); siblings Rudy (Tina) Sisneros and Betty (Bill) Chamberlain of Grand Junction; grandsons Michael (Jennifer) Gutierrez of Florissant, Alex (Chelsea) Gutierrez of Twin Lakes, and granddaughter Angel Wekamp of Woodland Park; several nieces and nephews as well as 7 great-grandchildren. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents Malaquias and Lucy Sisneros, brother Donald, son Gilbert E. Sisneros, and stepson Joe Pinson.
Gilbert Sisneros' memorial service will be held on Saturday January 15, 2022 at 3:00pm at River Rock Church located at 4135 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday January 19, 2022, at 1:00pm at Fairview Cemetery located at 1000 S. 26th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Gilbert to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 S. Clark St., Arlington, VA 22202 – (202) 393-0090
Published by The Gazette on Jan. 13, 2022.