Robert Y Valentine

Profile Updated: August 18, 2018
Residing In: Highland, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Shauna Burgon Valentine (Orem High 1963)
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Retired businessperson and professor. CURRENT Realtor.
Children: Christopher Burgon Valentine, MD (Wife Marilyn Ashby, MD).
Lisa Valentine Clark (Random Acts BYU More…TV - "Once I was a beehive" movie (Husband Christopher Clark).
Gina Valentine James (Husband is Jonathan James).
James Burgon Valentine (Lead Guitarist Maroon 5, LA, CA).
Amanda Valentine - Fashion Designer, Nashville TN
Military Service: U.S. Army Reserves 1961-1967  
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BA, MA at BYU; PhD at Duke. Mission to Argentina. Career mostly in international business. Seven years in North Carolina; 28 years in Lincoln, Nebraska. We moved to Utah in 2004. Married Shauna Burgon (Orem High 1963, Miss Orem 1966) in Salt Lake Temple in 1967. We have five children, 13 above average grandchildren. Granddaughter on mission in Tokyo.

Shauna works at BYU and Robert sells real estate. Shauna won another award for the magazine she edits . Shauna was awarded a BYU Presidential Service Award in 2015. We attended the wedding in Lincoln last summer of a boy, now grown man whom Shauna mentored for many years.

Christopher and his wife Marilyn have four kids who are active in music, theater and dance. Chris remains active at several hospitals and practices medicine a few days a week. Chris is the Medical Director of Health Choice Utah (now Steward) the rest of the time.. Marilyn is a beloved community urgent care pediatrician and an excellent cook. The family loves to snowboard and ski.

Lisa and husband Christopher have five children. Both perform in commercials and voice-overs. “Topher“ earned his PhD this year and serves as the chair of the Utah Valley University theater department. He has directed over 46 plays, all critically acclaimed. Christopher is in advanced stages of ALS (Lou Gherig's disease), a terrible disease (May 2018)

Lisa filmed many episodes of "Pretty Darn Funny" (www.prettydarnfunny.com). She has written a book for Deseret Book called "Real Moms: Making It Up As We Go" and travels around the country making presentations for "Time Out for Women." She is the co-producer (and actress) in the hit LDS movie "Once I Was A Beehive." You can buy her book and move on Amazon.com or at any LDS bookstore. Lisa co-hosts "Random Acts" on BYU TV, now in its third season.

Gina and husband Jonathan have four children. They love to ski. Gina is a stay-at-home Mom and super-school-volunteer keeping tabs on the neighborhood. Jonathan works as hard as he plays. He recently climbed Lone Peak Mountain with four pals for five hours and then skied down for an hour.

James has become a genuine superstar with Maroon5. Always on tour, they are “sold out” just about everywhere. He has started another band, too, called Phases. Check it out. We go every year to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for their New Year's Eve concerts. James has a signature guitar with Ernie Ball Guitars, which has won awards, too.

Amanda is lives in Nashville, where Amanda is a stylist and designer in great demand. She has competed on a TV series (Lifetime) called “Project Runway.” We visited her in New York City twice during “Fashion Week.” You can buy her clothes on www.valentinevalentine.com

We enjoy the letters you send us at Christmas. We hope you will check out our activities and lots of photos at www.robertshaunavalentine.blogspot.com. We love you and think of you often. Robert and Shauna Valentine, 4742 W 10370 N, Highland, UT 84003. sbvalentine@mac.com - ryv@me.com

School Story:

I envy PHS 1960 grads who grew up together with lifetime friends in Provo. The Valentine family moved to Provo during my junior year at Provo High, but I found PHS to be a safe place, and I cherish the friendships with many PHS classmates.

Voit Roper kicked me out of his English class during my senior year because I was (and still am) a smart aleck. (I later apologized to him years later while courting Shauna in his and her LDS Ward in Orem.)

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May 21, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Happy Birthday, Bob! Hope your day was wonderful. Thanks for all you do!

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Apr 18, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Obituary for Wayne Sabey Clarke

Wayne Sabey Clarke peacefully passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the University of Utah Hospital, SLC, Utah, from a brain hemorrhage. He experienced no pain or suffering and was surrounded by his family when he quietly left his earthly adventures for all that lies ahead. 

Wayne was born on May 14, 1942, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to Donald A. “Dick” and Della Sabey Clarke. Raised in Magrath, Alberta, Canada, and later in Provo, Utah, Wayne was an accomplished athlete who attended Joaquin and Maeser Elementary Schools, Farrer Junior High, Provo High School, Brigham Young University on a baseball scholarship, and the University of Utah.

Wayne’s earliest career was based out of Cedar City, Utah where he honed his master electrician skills repairing jukebox and pinball machines, but his keen intellect and intrigue with how things work (including the human body) led him into the medical field. He founded Clarke Surgical Supply in Salt Lake City, where he trained doctors from all over the world how to perform a variety of surgeries using “new” stapling techniques and laparoscopic procedures, as well as “shadowing” doctors in operating rooms who were performing heart and brain surgeries to ensure they “got it right.” His incredible experiences were later documented in his autobiographical novel, Pseudo Surgeon. His passions included his family, fly fishing, hiking, astronomy, pheasant hunting, traveling, and helping anyone he encountered that needed something fixed.

Wayne married Kathryn Davis Allman on August 23, 2013. They enjoyed several years together traveling and exploring China, South Africa, France, Italy, Peru, Japan, Hawaii, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, the Danube River through Europe and New York City. He loved attending concerts and live theatre, ballroom dancing, bridge, and game nights with close friends and family. 

Wayne married Margaret Ann Sumsion on September 10, 1962. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and raised four children (and their friends) who grew up on countless Lake Powell trips, water skiing, snow skiing on the greatest snow on earth, star gazing and catching (or maybe exceeding) daily limits at Fish Lake, exploring national parks, motorhome trips throughout the western U.S. and Canada, and many other grand adventures. Wayne was also honored to have been involved with raising a full generation of young men and Scouts from the Butler 11th Ward.

Wayne is survived by his wife Kathy Davis Clarke, Cedar Hills, Utah; daughter Kelly Ann (David Kelly) Hewlett, Pleasant View, Utah; daughter Colleen (Derek) Marquis, Lindon, Utah; son Wayne Sumsion (Erin Owens) Clarke, Ladera Ranch, California; daughter Charlene (Jeff) Dawson, Heber, Utah; sister Shirley (Kay) Neilson, Creston, B.C., Canada; brothers Mark (Janet) Clarke, Orem, Utah; Lawrence (Carole) Clarke, American Fork, Utah; brother-in-law Lyle D. Patton, Orem, Utah; and sister-in-law Jacqueline Goetzinger Clarke. Wayne is also survived by Margaret Ann Sumsion, his wonderful Sumsion brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as his many Clarke and Sumsion nieces and nephews and their families whom he loves dearly. 

Wayne loved the outdoors, loved life, loved Kathy, loved his family, loved his children and loved and adored his fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He truly lived his life adhering to the scripture in Mosiah 2:17, “when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” Wayne will be greatly missed by everyone who is privileged to know him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ramona (Lyle) Patton and his brother Donald S. (Jacqueline) Clarke.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday, April 20, from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.

 

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Obituary for Wayne Sabey Clarke

Wayne Sabey Clarke, 75, of Cedar Hills, passed away April 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday, April 20, from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. To view the full obituary and to express condolences to the family, visit www.bergmortuary.com.

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Apr 07, 2018 at 7:56 PM

Posted on: Apr 06, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Happy Birthday Duane from Bob and Shauna Valentine, who live in Highland, UT. We hope you are well and happy!

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Apr 03, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Happy Birthday, Bruce from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT.

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Apr 02, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Happy Birthday Doris from Bob and Shauna Valentine 2018. We hope you are well and happy. Please let us know how you are.

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Mar 28, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Virginia's husband Jack Hansen passed away on March 25, 2017.  I emailed his obituary to classmates.  

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Mar 21, 2018 at 8:24 AM

Happy Birthday, Kathleen, from Bob and Shauna Valentine who live in nearby Highland, Utah. Today I go in to Utah Valley Hospital for back surgery! Ain't fun growing old, is it? Best wishes. I hope you and your family are well and happy!

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Mar 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Happy Birthday Alice from Bob Valentine

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Mar 09, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Fae, from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. Enjoy the Trump tax decrease.

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Mar 08, 2018 at 11:14 AM

Linda, Linda, Linda! Happy darn birthday from Bob and Shauna. Shauna told me that Cliff set kind of record for publications. Wow. We miss seeing you. We have to start to get ready for our 60th reunion in two years. I think a modest reception and Riverside again. OK?

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Mar 02, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Happy Birthday, Ray, from Bob and Shauna Valentine

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Sheila: Dog sitting in Nebraska? Who are your friends in NE. We lived in Lincoln for 28 years and raised our kids there. Shauna was known throughout the state as PR director for the Church. Bob

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