Robert Y Valentine

Profile Updated: April 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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May 28, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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May 26, 2020 at 7:18 AM

Happy Birthday Ron. Will you come to the 60th reunion? Bob Valentine

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May 25, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Happy Birthday Richard from Bob and Shauna Valentine

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May 21, 2020 at 9:33 AM

Happy Birthday from Bob and Shauna Valentine. Will you come to the reunion on July 3 and 4?

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May 08, 2020 at 6:47 AM

Happy Birthday Larry! Where are you living these days. Do we have your accurate address? Bob Valentine

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May 07, 2020 at 9:07 AM

Happy Birthday John from Bob and Shauna Valentine. We are dying to drive to St. George and have lunch with all of you guys. You are exactly one week older than I (May 21) which is why I always respected an older person. Best wishes to Judy. Stay safe and keep your sanity during this pandemic (I can't).

May 07, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Happy Birthday Chris from Bob and Shauna Valentine. Hope you are well and happy and keeping sane (I'm not!) during the pandemic.

Robert Y Valentine has left an In Memory comment for Dennis K Alger.
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May 06, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Dennis Alger

1942-2020

Our sweet, witty, and loving husband, dad, papa, and friend, Dennis passed away from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020 and was greeted and embraced by many loved ones. Born in a little house in Provo on February 27, 1942 to Keith and Zelma Alger, joining big brother David (Jeanette) and later gaining a sister Kris (Ron).

Dennis was a true Provo kid-attending school at Timpanogos Elementary, Dixon Jr. High, Provo High, and BYU. He served a mission in Germany. He worked at Keith’s Lunch with his father and mother. He cherished the time he spent working alongside them. He got excellent at preparing the well-known and loved chicken fried steaks! Dennis enjoyed cooking them for his family every Father’s Day or as a requested birthday dinner!

On October 25, 1982 he was married and sealed to his wife and best friend, Kathy Evans in the Jordan River Temple by Elder Neal A. Maxwell. They have four cheerful children: Katie Jane, Buddy (Jenny), Mary (Jake), and Turner. Currently, he is papa to five wonderful grandchildren: Buddy, Bexley, Ruby, Liam, and Charley. On March 27 he celebrated 39 years of sobriety! Dennis proudly shared his story and journey of recovery. One of his greatest passions was helping young addicts and alcoholics in their recovery.

Dennis was a talented interior designer. He loved being around fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, and artwork. He enjoyed and participated in the Parade of Homes for many years and won many awards. He fulfilled service missions at the MTC and as a facilitator for twelve step meetings with Kathy. Dennis loved the Lord and shared his testimony of His goodness and power often. He had a gift and talent of making those he associated with feel loved. He made friends wherever he went no matter how brief the interaction. Knowing Dennis meant you loved him and he loved you!

We are thankful to know our Dennis is now free from the dementia in which he suffered and fought so valiantly. We know and have hope through and because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that when we are with him again he will fully be Dennis!

At this time a private family service will be held. At a later date there will be a party celebrating his life and love! Condolences and full obituary at www.bergmortuary.com.

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May 07, 2020 at 9:29 AM

Posted on: May 06, 2020 at 6:35 AM

Happy Birthday Byron from Bob and Shauna Valentine who are going stir crazy due to the pandemic. We will hold our 60th reunion IF baseball season opens normally on July 1, 2020.

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May 06, 2020 at 6:34 AM

Happy Birthday Linda from Bob and Shauna Valentine who are going stir crazy due to the pandemic. We will hold our 60th reunion IF baseball season opens normally on July 1, 2020.

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May 06, 2020 at 7:49 PM

Posted on: May 06, 2020 at 6:34 AM

Happy Birthday Irene from Bob and Shauna Valentine who are going stir crazy due to the pandemic. We will hold our 60th reunion IF baseball season opens normally on July 1, 2020.

Robert Y Valentine has left an In Memory comment for Dennis K Alger.
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May 05, 2020 at 10:33 AM

From Jim Griffiths: I became acquainted with Dennis Alger when we began attending Dixon Jr. High School around 1954. Dennis was a truly unique individual. When you got to know him, he was probably one of the funniest people you'd ever meet, from the way he acted to the way he walked, he was a classic. As I mentioned in a post that I sent to Bob Valentine, Dennis may have been most well known for his association with Keith's Lunch in downtown Provo. Keith was Dennis' dad. I'm not sure how many plates of hash Dennis, and his older brother David, served up, but it was probably in the thousands. Dennis was a true and loyal friend all through those years at Dixon Jr. High and Provo High. The thing I remember most about Dennis was whenever he would greet you, he had this funny, quirkey, kind of twitch whenever he would say your name. It was truly unique to Dennis!  I lost contact with Dennis after high school. My next association came in 1988. My dad had suffered a stroke in early February and his ministering bishop just happened to be Dennis Alger. He was a true blessing to our family - kind, gentle, humble, and sincere almost to a fault. My dad died July 1st, and Dennis was there bringing peace and comfort to our family, especially my mother. Dennis Alger is a keeper and I will eternally cherish my friendship with him.

May 05, 2020 at 6:18 AM

Happy Birthday Susan from Bob and Shauna Valentine. We hope you are well and happy during these "interesting" times.

Robert Y Valentine has left an In Memory comment for Dennis K Alger.
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May 04, 2020 at 10:33 AM

FROM JIM GRIFFITHS:

Bob ….. thanks for the update!  Dennis Alger was my Dad’s bishop at the time of my fathers passing, July 1, 1988.  Dennis was a keeper.  He and Kathy live on the Grandview Hill, next door to my son Wade’s inlaws, the Kinghorns.  Most of us will remember Dennis through and in behalf of “Keith’s Lunch” in downtown Provo. Keith was Dennis’ dad.  Dennis probably learned to “throw a little hash” working with his dad. We will all miss Dennis Alger.  I look forward to his obituary!

May 04, 2020 at 7:28 AM

Happy Birthday Larry. I hope you are well and happy. I wonder every day if we will have to postpone our PHS Class of 1960 reunion. What do you think? Bob Valentine

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May 01, 2020 at 7:13 AM

Happy Birthday Robert from Robert and Shauna Valentine. Be safe. I hope the pandemic clears up in time for our 60th PHS Reunion on July 3 & 4.

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Apr 28, 2020 at 7:31 AM

Happy Birthday Susan from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland. We hope the pandemic will end soon so that we can celebrate our 60th PHS reunion on July 3 and 4. Best wishes,

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Apr 26, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Jerry (Jake) Jacobson sent the following information.  4-26-2020

The obit is pretty spot on about schooling. Newt transferred to BY high after sophomore year (along with Richard Hintze and Steve McAffee). He may have had more visibility there.

Crossed paths with him at least at Maeser and Farrer, possibly even Joaquin if he went to kindergarten there. Had no idea he was an Eagle scout.

Also did not know he married Karen Knudsen. We lived across the street from Wes Knudson until 1948. I used to play with the Knudsons. Her older brother Kent graduated from Provo in 1958. Karen went to BY training school from the beginning so lost any contact.

Wes had a business then placing and servicing juke boxes. They built a new house up on the east side circa 1950. Wes had the front steps covered with nickels, notorious locally at the time. He was also a well know boat racer.

Jake

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