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In Loving Memory of Maria Sisneros

December 29, 1933 - July 17, 2020


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 1:53pm

Maria Sisneros passed away peacefully at her home on July 17, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She was attended by her loving sons and daughters during her final days on earth as she awaited God's angels to take her home.

Maria was born in Rawlins, Wyoming on December 29, 1933 to Cecilio and Damares Ortega. Maria was married to CWO3 retired Leo D. Sisneros. With 25 years of service as a military wife, the family was stationed in Germany three times, Japan, California, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and Kentucky. Leo and Maria were married in Fort Knox, Kentucky on September 3, 1952, a marriage lasting 49 years until Leo's death. Her family consists of seven children: five girls, two boys and several beloved pets throughout the years. She tended to her husband and children with an unselfish love which many people often exclaimed that she should hold the rank of an angel. Maria was a member of various military wives' organizations, she was a devout Catholic and belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church in Security, Colorado. Maria used to enjoy crocheting and sewing in her younger days. She always seemed up for an adventure whether it was camping, traveling, or visiting a local attraction. Every now and then she would take a trip to Cripple Creek to play the nickel slot machines. In addition to her parents and her in-laws, she was preceded in death by a daughter Gloria Statler, a brother Fred Ortega, and her sister Leonor Jaramillo.

Maria is survived by her daughters Diane (Frank) Davis; Monte Vista, CO, Debra (Jim) Callaghan; Colorado Springs CO, Daniel (Barbara Black) Sisneros; Cheyenne WY, Beverly (Jim) Butcher; Fountain CO, Frank (Teresa) Sisneros; Manitou CO, Catherine (Joe) Drueke; Fountain CO, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Our family will not be the same without our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother's love and bonding.


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