Lambert Funeral Home


Thomas George FARNSWORTH

February 6, 1934November 17, 2021

Thomas Farnsworth February 6, 1934 - November 17, 2021 Tom was born in Berkeley, CA. and passed away in Roseville, CA at the age of 87. He grew up in Richmond, CA with his parents Calvin and Ethel Farnsworth and older brother Ronald Farnsworth. His life was filled with many achievements and memorable experiences.

After graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Criminology, he started working for the Richmond Police Department in the year 1956. The following year he was drafted into the Navy. He was a meteorologist on two separate icebreakers.

He later returned to University of California, Berkeley with a grant to earn a Masters degree in Police Administration. Only a year later he was promoted to the rank of Captain. While working in Richmond, his family sponsored a high school Japanese exchange student. Tom later accepted a position with the California Youth Authority in southern California, During his time in southern California he acquired a real estate broker's license. Over the years he purchased, leased and sold residential homes with help from his immediate family.

After retiring from the Richmond Police Department in 1978, he moved to Sacramento to work for the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) as a consultant.

He enjoyed playing golf and participated in many groups which included the Masons, Shriners, Elks, Kiwanis, Native Sons, International Police Association and Sons in Retirement (SIR's). He developed a skill in trading stocks for the purpose of long-term investment. He traveled with his wife, Sheila, abroad to Australia, Russia, Ireland, Europe, traded homes with a family in England for a month and took cruises on over a dozen ships.

He is survived by his wife Sheila, two sons Stephen and Craig, daughter in laws Allyson and Kim, and two grandchildren Madison and Easton. Services will held at the First United Methodist Church in Loomis on Saturday, November, 27 at 1:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the American Heart Association.


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