July 25, 1937 — Aug. 21, 2012
Tom Burnett, 75, of Cameron Park and former longtime Salinas resident, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Folsom, with his wife and family by his side. He attended Desert Sun School, Idyllwild, graduating in 1956. He joined the Army and served with the Ski Patrol in Garmishe, Germany. He returned home to work in farming with family and friends.
Tom traveled to Rio Grand, Ohio, to study classes in antiques at the Bob Evens School of Homestead Living. He later returned to Nixa, Mo., and opened an Antique Art Gallery. He was a longstanding member of The Associated Antique Dealers of America and was associated with the Elks Brotherhood for many years. He was a young member of the Org. Rodeo Riding Club. He was a director and long time past director of the Salinas Rodeo. He had a passion for traveling the country antiquing and fishing and loved to snow and water ski with his children.
Tom is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Radford Burnett; sons, Chris (Tina) Burnett and Ross (Amy) Burnett, both of Salinas; daughter, Kelly Cobb of Reno, Nev.; step-children, Patrick Higgins of Hollister, Steven Higgins of Redmond, Wash., and Dawn Martin of Folsom; five grandchildren, Blake, Logan, Caden, Eden and Ellison; and eight step-grandchildren, Stephen, Justin, Nicole, Morgan Rose, Aaron Everett, David, Haley and Gunner.
Thomas Bush Burnett will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda and all the children and grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.