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  

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" ( 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 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

We enjoy the letters you send us at Christmas. We hope you will check out our activities and lots of photos at We love you and think of you often. Robert and Shauna Valentine, 4742 W 10370 N, Highland, UT 84003. -

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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Mar 06, 2021 at 10:32 AM

Happy Birthday Betty! Hope you are well and happy. Perhaps we can all get together for a picnic or something this summer after we have all been vaccinated. Enjoy Sun Lakes. Best wishes, Bob and Shauna Valentine

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Happy Birthday Ray and greetings to Kay, too. Shauna and I wish you the very best. We have been vaccinated and are waiting two weeks before we can FINALLY go to a movie and eat buttered popcorn, unless, of course, it has been banned by Biden. If you ever get back to Zion, please call or come for a visit. We hope to organize a picnic in our yard sometime this summer, very informal, once we have been given a go-ahead signal from Utah County. I suspect and deeply hope that we will all have herd immunity by then.

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Posted on: Feb 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Obituary for Gloria Divine Hintze
Gloria Divine Hintze passed away surrounded by her family at her home February 9. after a valiant battle with Pancreatic cancer. She was born May 14.1948 in Murray. Utah to Jack Linden Divine and Lugene Bailey Divine. Her siblings include: Jackie Divine Burk (Deceased), Rena Divine (Terry) Stroud, Mark Ryan Divine, Cheryl Divine and Scott Kim Divine.
Gloria grew up in Murray and attended Arlington Elementary, Hill Crest Jr, Ugh and Murray High (class of 1966). She attended the University of Utah for one year and BYU for 2 1/2 years graduating 1972 with a bachelor’s decree in Microbiology and Chemistry. She then began her career in Medical Technology at Primary Children’s Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital and ARUP in Salt Lake. In 1983 she accepted employment at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh Saudi Arabia until 1986. This position allowed her the opportunity1 to travel to Asia and Africa on her paid vacations. She then returned to ARUP until her retirement in 1994.
While in Saudi Arabia she met Haywood Pyle and they were mailed for a short period. In April 1989 she met Raymond Hintze on a blind date and that relationship flourished and they were married in the Jordan River Temple 3 months after their first date on June 23,1989. She became the instant stepmom to Ray’s two children, Jeffrey Ross Hintze and Lynda Arm Hintze (now Gertson).
On May 8,1990 their first child, Russell was born. He is the joy of their fives even with his Downs syndrome. In order to provide health insurance for Russell, Ray left his private law practice and accepted a position with the Utah Attorney General's Office. The family resided in Sandy, Utah. After Ray's retirement in January 2010, they moved to their new custom retirement home in Bedford Wyoming.
The family loved life in rural Wyoming and they enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting and ATV riding and camping in their 5th wheel trailer. During the last three winters they spent three months in St George, Utah doing the same outdoor things they loved.
Gloria was blessed with a beautiful gift of music on the piano and organ. She served as the ward organist beginning in high school and held that position in every wend until her death. She was an active member of the

church and served in many positions in Relief Society, Primary and Sunday school She also served as a ward family history consultant and finished her church service with her husband for three years as ordinance workers in the Star Valley Temple. She was truly loved by all with whom she associated.
Funeral services will be held at the Thayne LDS Chapel, Dana Street (one block east of Maverick) Thayne Wyoming at noon Thursday, February 18. A viewing will be held at the same chapel on Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM and one hour before the funeral.
Burial will be at the Holladay Memorial Cemetery, 4900 So. Memory Lane Holladay, Utah. There will be a short (one hour) pre-graveside meeting Friday at noon at Memorial Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary 4670 So. Highland Drive, [please park in the lot behind (west) of the building and enter the rear door] We will then move a few blocks to the cemetery.

Feb 14, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Happy Birthday gorgeous! Shauna and I send you best wishes for a safe year. We hope to have some kind of outdoor picnic this summer, nothing fancy, just visiting. Shauna and I get our 2nd vaccine shot this coming Friday in Provo. Hope it works. We miss going to movies and eating heavily buttered popcorn. Stay safe, stay happy. Tylenol helps, doesn't it. Bob

Feb 14, 2021 at 10:10 AM

Happy Birthday Kent. Shauna and I wish you the very best. Hope you are safe and happy and vaccinated, if that is what you wish. I hope we can have a PHS 1960 picnic this 2021 Summer. Bob Valentine

Feb 13, 2021 at 6:22 AM

Happy Birthday Beverly from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. Hoping you are well and happy and vaccinated, if that is what you wish.

Feb 13, 2021 at 6:21 AM

We are sad about Gloria's passing but wish you a happy birthday. Bob and Shauna Valentine

Feb 13, 2021 at 6:19 AM

Happy Birthday Richard from Bob and Shauna. So sad about Gloria's passing. Hope you and Marilyn are well and happy.

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Feb 12, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday Caroline! Shauna and I send you our best wishes. We hope you are getting vaccinated, if you want. Shauna and I get our 2nd shot next week. We plan to celebrate by going to a movie and eating a bucket of buttered popcorn. Be safe, be happy. Bob Valentine

Feb 08, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Thanks for updating your profile Byron. Shauna and I send our best wishes, We get our second vaccination for Covid in a couple of weeks, we hope. We sure hope we can all get together for a picnic this summer. Bob

Feb 06, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Happy Birthday 2012 Geniel from Bob and Shauna Valentine who still live in Highland, UT hunkering down waiting for our 2nd vaccine on February 21. We spend our time scanning old documents and letters and other stuff so that our kids won't have to do it. We hope you are well and happy! Bob V.

Jan 22, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Patti, Patti, Patti. Happy Birthday. Go to Chicos to celebrate. Shauna goes from time to time. I usually take up a DYSON (we have two handheld and two upright Dysons - love them.) for cleaning and minor repairs. Fabulous kid runs the Dyson store near Shelly's store. Also, while Shauna is shopping, I get cod and chips at the fish store. Yummy. We wish you the very best. Be safe. We got vaccinated yesterday in Provo and have to wait on month for Moderna shot #2. We will probably wear masks for the rest of our lives, however, just like many Japanese have always done during my many trips there. I hope we can organize a picnic next summer. Who knows? Best wishes, Bob and Shauna in Highland.

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Jan 22, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021 at 8:51 AM

I miss Tom, too. What a life he led in the Philippines. Happy Birthday, Carol Anne. Shauna and I were vaccinated yesterday. We have to wait a month for the 2nd Moderna shot. We pretty much stay home and go through old files, letters and papers, some of which we scan on our nifty Fujitsu ScanSnap i1500 scanners that can scan about 40 pages front and back in less than two minutes in color. We are tossing lots of stuff in order not to burden our kids with junk after we pass. Be safe and happy. I hope your very interesting daughter is doing well too. Bob and Shauna in Highland Utah hunkering down.

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Posted on: Jan 21, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Happy Birthday Donna! Be safe. Shauna and I got our first Moderna vaccine day before yesterday. We have to wait a month for the second shot. We hope you are well and happy. I hope you information on the website is accurate. I assume you are getting the emails, obituary notifications, etc. If not, let me know. Your high school friend, Bob Valentine, Highland, UT

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Jan 18, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Karen Jacobson Ferguson 

1942 ~ 2020
West Valley, UT-Karen Jacobson Ferguson, passed away on November 19, 2020, at the age of 78. She was with her family in Oklahoma City when she passed. She was born in Provo, Utah on March 5, 1942. Karen was married for 61 years to her high school sweetheart, Verl Ferguson.
Karen is survived by her husband, Verl Ferguson, her daughter Debbie (Thomas) Kastner of Oklahoma City, two grandchildren Tyler and Stephanie and three sisters Kay Hales, Helen Peay and Janika McEwan-Andersen. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold Thornton and Phyllis Jacobson and daughter Cheryl Peterson.
Karen deeply loved her family. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, bus trips to Wendover NV, listening to music and going shopping. She also loved animals. She had a kind, generous heart. Her love, joy and hope will live on in our hearts.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am MT on Monday, November 30, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond, OK. Services will be streamed on YouTube. Contact family members for the link.


Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 29, 2020.

Jan 14, 2021 at 8:10 AM

A very happy birthday to you from Bob and Shauna Valentine in nearby Highland, where we are hunkered down during the pandemic. We just found out that we are getting vaccinated on January 20th in the Utah County Health Center in Spanish Fork, first round. We spend our time at home by ourselves mostly scanning old letters and documents. We hope you are safe, Bruce, too. Bob and Shauna Valentine

Jan 10, 2021 at 4:39 AM

Happy Birthday Jim. You are the best! Shauna and I wish you and your family the very best during these awful times. Let's get vaccinated and have a picnic. Bob

Jan 03, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Happy Birthday Carma from about to grow crazy Bob and Shauna Valentine who are more than eager to get vaccinated with any available vaccination so that we can see our grandchildren and friends and, especially, organize some kind of PHS 1960 picnic or other event before we all go to wherever we are destined to go as so many classmates already have. Be safe and happy. Bob and Shauna in Highland.

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