Robert Y Valentine

Profile Updated: November 12, 2020
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  
Comments:

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. Four grandkids in college; two at BYU; two at UVU.

Shauna retired from BYU in 2019 and Robert still 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. 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 from BYU and served as the chair of the Utah Valley University theater department. He has directed over 46 plays, all critically acclaimed. Unfortunately, Christopher is in advanced stages of ALS, a terrible disease (May 2018)

Lisa currently has a radio talk show live every morning on BYU radio from 6 to 8 a.m. (repeated from 8 to 10 a.m.) on FM 107.9, also on Sirius Chanel 143. She interviews celebrities and authors around the world. 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 has traveled 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-hosted "Random Acts" on BYU TV for several seasons. She is a cost member of "Show Offs" on BYU TV.

Gina and husband Jonathan have four children. They love to ski. Gina was a stay-at-home Mom and super-school-volunteer keeping tabs on the neighborhood. She currently works for Utah Charter Schools. 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. I grew up in Palo Alto, California where my father taught at Stanford University. Later, we lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for four years before returning to Utah. In Argentina I attended a private school both in Spanish in the morning and English in the afternoon. I lived through the revolution that ousted Juan Peron. I enrolled in Provo High for my junior year, and 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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Nov 29, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Happy Birthday Clyde! In the spirit of President Nelsons message about "gratitude" last week, I want to express my gratitude to you and other classmates for your friendship when my family moved to Provo during our Junior Year. Shauna and I are pretty much hunkering down during the pandemic, hoping for an effective vaccine. We prays for everyone's health and safety. Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT

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Nov 21, 2020 at 5:26 PM

I tried to attach some pictures of Connie but it did not work.  Sorry.  Bob Valentine

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Nov 26, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Happy Birthday from Bob and Shauna. Stay safe and be happy.

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Nov 19, 2020 at 6:26 AM

Happy Birthday Jay. Best wishes from Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT. We hope you are well and happy. After we all get vaccinated, we can hold a picnic with our PHS 1960 classmates, perhaps next summer.

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Nov 17, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday Lorraine. Do you prefer Lorraine or Zelma. I remember you as Lorraine. Hope you are well and happy in Albuquerque. Maybe we can have a reunion next summer. Do you ever think of moving back to Utah? Actually Utah Valley is getting over-populated. Home everywhere, right down to the lake. Best wishes, Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT.

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Nov 17, 2020 at 9:04 PM

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020 at 10:41 AM

Hi Marie: Is your access to our website working now? Happy Birthday to you. Hope you are safe and happy! Shauna and I are eager to get vaccinated with any vaccination available. We mostly read and organize our junk. We have to make an appointment to take our stuff to the Deseret Industries store in American Fork. Good stuff, mostly, but our kids don't want it. Maybe we can all get together next summer. Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT

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Nov 16, 2020 at 6:27 AM

Happy Birthday VirGean from Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT. Be safe. When we all get vaccinated (soon, I hope) we can have a PHS 1960 picnic.

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Nov 12, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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Nov 05, 2020 at 7:13 AM

Happy Birthday Dana! Bob and Shauna Valentine wish you the very best during this awful pandemic. Let's all get vaccinated so we can have some kind of get-together next summer. We are survivors, aren't we?

Nov 05, 2020 at 7:11 AM

Happy Birthday 2020 from Bob and Shauna Valentine who live nearby in Highland. We hope you are well and happy and surviving this awful pandemic. We hope to get vaccinated soon so we can have a Class of Provo High 1960 picnic or some such activity next summer. Best wishes, Bob Valentine

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Oct 27, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020 at 5:27 AM

Happy Birthday Doc from Bob and Shauna Valentine who live in Highland. We hope you are well and happy. We hope to get together for some kind of picnic next summer after we have all been vaccinated. Shauna and I are pretty much isolated. We take long rides but mostly stay home and read and try to get rid of stuff. I have very fond memories of our sixty year friendship.

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Oct 24, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020 at 12:53 PM

Happy Birthday! I worry about you guys. I hope you have not been burned out AGAIN! Please accept our best wishes, and PRAYERS for you safety. California is a mess. Bob Valentine

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Oct 17, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Happy Birthday glorious school teacher. Enjoy yourself. We hope to have some kind of PHS 1960 reunion picnic next summer or as soon as we get vaccinated. My wife Shauna and I take long drives and pretty much stay isolated. Last week we visited the Golden Spike monument and yesterday Antelope Island. Be safe and happy. Bob Valentine, Highland, UT

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Oct 14, 2020 at 10:21 PM

Jim Griffiths shared this memory today, October 14, 2020

 

Bob …..

Garth Bray was a classic!  Most of us who played baseball with him referred to him as “Booger Nose Bray!  However, his notoriety came from his 100+ mph fastball, that, for a high school baseball pitcher was nearly impossible to hit.

 

My first recollection of Garth Bray was as a nine year old Little Leaguer in Provo in 1950-51.  Garth’s dad, Max Bray, was coaching one of the Little League teams and Garth was his ace pitcher.  My older brother, Don Griffiths, was coaching the A.L. Duckett Little League Team. We had just finished one of our practices  when Max called out to my brother Don, “Hey Griff, bring your little brother over here and let my son, Garth, throw a few pitches to him.” Well, the fear of almighty heaven struck me down. I had seen Garth pitch, knew of his exceptional speed (even as a nine year old), but also knew that he didn’t have any control of his pitches. Well, my brother agreed, handed me a bat, and pushed me into the batters box! Garth was anxious to impress my brother, so he reared back and threw with all his might, and to my dismay the ball struck me in the rib cage. From that time forward, for another nine to ten years, whenever I faced off with Garth Bray, I always remembered that first encounter, his lack of control, and getting hit in the ribs. (By the way, I still have a bruise where he hit me!)

 

Fast forward to 1960 and the old Timp Baseball Park where Provo High School played its home games. Our battery (Pitcher & Catcher) for that particular game was Garth Bray, pitcher, and Wayne Clarke, catcher. I was playing second base for that game. The game was in the first inning when Wayne Clarke came charging from behind home plate toward the pitching mound. Wayne was livid, furious! I got to the mound about the same time as Wayne to find out what had made him so angry. He screamed at Garth and shouted, “* * * dammit Garth, when I signal for a fast ball, I expect you to throw a fast ball, and when I signal for a curve ball, I expect you to throw a curve ball!  What the * * * * are you doing???  Garth’s reply was, “Wayne, I can’t see your fingers!”  Wayne wheeled around and called for Coach Leonard McKay. When Coach McKay got to the mound, Wayne calmly reported that Bray couldn’t see the signals and was blind. To make a long story short, within a couple of days, Garth was fitted with eyeglasses, which greatly improved his eyesight, his pitching control, and his relationship with Wayne Clarke, his catcher. We ended up winning the region baseball title and went on to play for the State Championship behind the pitching of our ace, Garth Bray.

 

It was an honor to be his teammate.

 

Jim Griffiths

 

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Oct 13, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Happy Birthday Judy from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. I hope we can all get together next summer for a picnic after we have all been vaccinated. Best wishes.

Oct 13, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Happy Birthday Bonnie from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland. I hope we can all get together next summer after we have been vaccinated. Shauna and I stay home these days with occasional long drives. Best wishes, Bob

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Oct 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Happy Birthday again? Jeannine from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. Hope we can get together sometime after being vaccinated. Perhaps next summer.

Oct 11, 2020 at 9:59 AM

Happy Birthday pal from Bob and Shauna Valentine

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Oct 10, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Happy Birthday, Kathy from Bob and Shauna Valentine. We hope your are well and happy and surviving this Covid mess. Maybe we can all have a picnic next summer 2021 after we have been vaccinated.

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Oct 06, 2020 at 6:08 AM

Happy Birthday Judy from Bob and Shauna Valentine who live in Highland, UT. We hope you are well and happy. Let's all get together next summer 2021 after we have been vaccinated (I hope) and have picnic.

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