Gilbert Malaquias Sisneros
1938 - 2022
Evergreen Funeral Home
1830 Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Graveside service
Jan, 19 2022
Fairview Cemetery
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Gilbert Malaquias


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.
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Memorial service
River Rock Church
4135 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO
Graveside service
Fairview Cemetery
1000 S. 26th St., Colorado Springs, CO
Funeral services provided by:
Evergreen Funeral Home
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gilbert´s Family. Rest In Peace Gilbert, Rest In Peace.
Kenneth and Linda Oxley
January 15, 2022
You will be missed. My heart gose out to your family.
Marion Milom
January 14, 2022
My heartfelt condolences to Gilbert's family. He was an amazing gentleman who I will miss immensely. Rest in peace sweet man. Your job on earth is done.
Lyn Miller
January 13, 2022
My deepest condolences and prayers to all of Gilbert's family. He and I had chances to share life experiences and laughs. It is because of him and the way he treated staff and employees that I stayed at the Double Eagle. I always felt welcome and appreciated. I will miss him deeply.
Barbara Harris
January 13, 2022
Our family, (Norbie, Tammy, also known to Gilbert as Tamacita, and Klaus would like to say what a good man Gilbert was And how much we´re going to miss him. We loved him. He was dads best friend. God bless the family.
Tammy Hoehne (Larsen)
January 12, 2022
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Heartfelt prayers to you all during this time. Gilbert taught me so much about life, lessons I will hold dear and never forget. He always gave me confidence that I could do anything and then pushed me to do it. He is the man I always went to for advice, be it personal or professional. He had the answers. I will miss him so much. His stories, his advice, his kindness, his compassion. I loved him so. I will take the lessons I learned from him with me forever and make him proud as he watches over us from heaven. Rest now dear soldier. I love you. Leslie
Leslie Harris
January 12, 2022
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