Rebecca Link |

Rebecca Link

1940 – 2015

Rebecca Link was born in England on November 21, 1940. She was the oldest of four children in the Burningham family and spent her early years at boarding school in the English countyside with her dear sister Anna. Her sense of adventure led her to the United States in the 1960’s with her friend. She fell in love with the West Coast and found the love of her life Ron Link whom she married in 1976. They were devoted to each other until his death in August 2014. With their love of the outdoor life and the mountains they made Tahoe their home for over 40 years. During the long summer school holidays they travelled all over the world. They were blessed with many caring friends and neighbors. Becca was an exceptional teacher who had a fine feel for children with learning disabilities. She taught for well over 30 years in the North Nevada, Tahoe, region including over 20 years in Carson City at Bordewich Elementary School and lately at the Carson Montessori school. While living with the advancement of cancer, she has become an example of courage to us by maintaining her bright spirit through her suffering with the wonderful support of the Barton hospice staff, her school and neighbors. She kept us “singing in the rain”. She leaves behind two brothers and their families, Tim and Claudia Burningham, Richard and Sabine Burningham, her step mother Grace Burningham, many nieces, nephews and cousins who adored her. Becca will always be remembered by her close friends for her kind and generous heart. Her smiling personality will be missed as she leaves for a special place in heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm Monday April 6th with family and friends at Carson Montessori School, 2263 Mouton Drive, Carson City Nevada 89706. To view the online obituary and sign the register book please visit