The family of Rudy Cisneros of Clifton, Arizona is saddened to announce his passing on September 22, 2023, at the age of 69. Rudy was the 6th of 7 children to Antonio & Cordelia Cisneros. At this time his adventures began, exploring old Morenci A Hill. They moved to site 3 where a Band of Brothers was formed, that expanded from Gila St., to Tent City, and on to Plantsite, with more adventures such as; forts to be built in the hills, rivers to swim, fish to be caught, caves to be explored, cherry lodge trips, and mule creek rides all on a rebuilt pedal bike, as pedal bikes were the only transportation young kids had in Morenci & Clifton. With a jug of water and a sandwich, the days of travel began with many other boys, walking the bike uphill, riding down hill and we all remember the terrain wasn’t kind to kids.
He enjoyed work as a firefighter, and at PD, but most of all he treasured the friendships that he had made, and enjoyed spending time with them. Hunting was a passion of his, tinkering with whatever was broken so he could fix it, wood carving, and ,he loved all his dogs, cats, fish, chickens, peacocks, rosters, and turkeys. He even had a pet snake he brought from one of his fire fights.
My sister and I were in charge of the laundry duffle bag and as we emptied it, and out came the snake. Luckily for us sisters, the neighbor came and destroyed it. Well, Rudy was very upset with us. Our brother Peter, worked at delivering The Copper Era and had made enough to purchase a brand new pedal bike. Soon, down the road comes Watchman Wood who parks in front of our house with the new bike, totaled out, in the back of his truck and Rudy gets out with a super swollen eye. He had encountered a bee sting on the eyelid, and as you all recall, the streets where uphill, downhill or unfortunately down the mountains and that's where Rudy and the new bike ended up.
We have many memories of adventures throughout Morenci, and would not wish for a different life, and many other stories when we would go visit our much loved family in Colorado. He took on the duty of providing our mom with medications, including insulin. When they cooked together, we were treated with many delicious meals. Rudy loved sweets of any kind and was willing to make them if necessary. He lived with Becky, and nephew Mark until recently.
He leaves behind his sisters, Becky & Sandra, his brother Peter (Rosie) Cisneros, sister-in-law Frances, his niece’s Lori, Sandra & Amanda, his nephew Nathan, 12 great nephews & nieces and several great-great nieces, and nephews.
He is reunited with Mom & Dad, sister Angie, brothers Elmo & Leroy, nephew Mark ( Beaver 7-3-23) & niece Dina. He is also reunited with his Grandparents, and many Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.
Rudy was recently diagnosed with bone cancer, and we can attest that it is of the cruelest & painful cancers. As per his request, his remains will be distributed on the mountain. As our family shrinks on this earth, the table in Heaven is growing enormously, awaiting for us all to reunite.
Thank you for all the kind words at this difficult time, we greatly appreciate it.
Becky - Sandra - Peter