July 10, 1951 - July 11, 2014
Robert "Rob" Henry Burnett lost his brave fight with cancer at his home on July 11, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.
Rob was born July 10, 1951, to Harry Burnett and Nancy Speck Burnett at Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo, CA. Rob attended public schools in Grand Junction before graduating from high school in California.
Following an honorary discharge from the Air Force, Rob returned to Grand Junction where he owned a restaurant and worked with developmentally disabled individuals, a profession in which Rob took great pride. He worked in real estate for over 20 years and most recently was a broker for Key Realty.
Rob married Cheryl Barnhart on June 5, 1993. Rob is survived by his wife and best friend, Cheryl; children, Dale Burnett and Charlene (Greg) Mclaughlin; sister, Kathy Burnett; mother, Nancy McManus; nieces, Shannon and Samantha and nephews, Adam and Isaac.
Rob was dedicated to his family and many friends. He was always eager to help others and delighted those around him with his humor and laughter.
A celebration of Rob's life will be held at Martin Mortuary on Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice.