Cisneros, Gloria a lifetime resident of Redondo Beach died on December 8, 2001. She is survived by her son Amos Cisneros, his wife Donna and their children Bethany and April; Benjamin Cisneros, Christopher Cisneros; daughter Diana Yeley, her husband Bob and their children Jessica and Maxine; along with her mother L. Petra Melitar, four sisters and three brothers. Visitation will be held Friday, December 14 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with vigil services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 440 Massey Avenue in Hermosa Beach. Burial will follow with procession to Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Gloria, was a very dear friend to my mother Nora. They raised their children within a mile of each other. I have great memories of Gloria.
    She had the most incredible smile.
    Gloria had such a mischievous grin and her beautiful face would light up and her eyes shone so brightly, they sparkled.
    But mostly she loved to give us kids her stern look, just to scare hell out of us kids; just for the sheer fun of it!!
    She had those great movie star eyebrows that you can never forget.
    High arched and perfectly shaped.
    It was her eyebrows that gave everyone of us concern when she’d raise one up to the ceiling with that look on her face that said, “ I know you’re up to something and I’m watching you.” She was savvy and watchful. As kids growing up, we could never get any shenanigans past her. She had eyes in the back of her head and ALWAYS knew what we were up to.
    I also remember that she worked very hard, sometimes at multiple jobs to provide for her family and then worked hard on the weekends keeping her yard and flowers looking beautiful. All for the love of her children; Amos, Benjamin, Christopher, and Diana.
    She once told me that she used the alphabet to come up with names for her children. That has always tickled me and intrigued me.
    I often wondered what name would she have chosen if she had just “one more” child.

    I loved her greatly and after 20 years, I still really miss her.
    …And her movie star eyebrows!!
    I offer up prayers for her children, and great grandchildren,
    even still today.
    I love you Gloria.

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