Memorial for Victor Daniel Cisneros Tuesday |

Memorial for Victor Daniel Cisneros Tuesday

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyVictor Daniel Cisneros, 59, of Red Cliff died Saturday of a stroke.

Cisneros was born Feb. 19, 1943 in Questa, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abel Cisneros Sr. and Margaret (Valdez) Cisneros; his brothers, Gerald Eloy Cisneros, Jimmy Cisneros and a son, Eric Julian Cisneros.

Cisneros graduated from Battle Mountain High School and attended Adams State College in Alamosa and Miami Dade Community College in Florida.

Throughout his life, Cisneros was active in his home community as well as the region. He ran for Eagle County Commissioner, served as Red Cliff Town Trustee and was a member of the Red Cliff and Water and Sanitation Board.

He worked for the New Jersey Zinc Company of Gilman in the Black Cloud, Climax and Day mines near Leadville.

He was an early employee for Vail Associates and helped install some of Vail Mountain’s first lift towers. In later years, he was a trusted bus driver for the Eagle County School District.

In his spare time, Cisneros enjoyed talking politics and would debate about current events.

The Red Cliff community will remember Cisneros as a prankster, who could never say no to assisting with community projects and helping others in need. He was a dedicated family man and father to his children, including a long list of foster children.

Cisneros is survived by his wife, Diana; daughters, Victoria Cisneros of Pueblo, Elaine Cisneros of Texas, Veronica Ross and husband Michael of Yampa, and Marika Cisneros of Red Cliff; one son, Rumaldo Cisneros and wife Melissa of Brighton; and nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services for Cisneros will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Red Cliff School Auditorium, followed by his burial at the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff. A reception for friends and family will be held at the auditorium after the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Red Cliff Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 212, Red Cliff, 81649.

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