Robert Y Valentine

Profile Updated: May 21, 2021
Residing In: Highland, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Shauna Burgon Valentine (Orem High 1963)
Occupation: Retired businessperson and professor.
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, 14 above average grandchildren.

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.

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 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 died of ALS, a terrible disease in June 2020.

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. Her new movie, "Once I was engaged," will be released in July 2021.

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. Maroon Five are eager to tour again in the Fall of 2021

Amanda lived 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 She and her partner Trent Lanham have moved to Atlanta. Amanda just gave birth to their son Jack in March 2021.

We enjoy the letters you send us at Christmas. 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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Sep 24, 2023 at 1:57 PM

Happy Birthday again Linda from Bob and Shauna Valentine who are still in Highland, Ut. We have been here almost 20 years after moving back to Utah after 35 years in North Carolina and Nebraska (Nebraska!). Our daughter Lisa, a widow, has a podcast called "The Lisa Show," which has a big worldwide audience. Also a talk show on BYU radio. Son James has been with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 for 22 years. They tour a lot, recently in Sao Paulo, Brazil before 105,000 fans in a big soccer stadium. The also have a residency in Las Vegas at the MGM palm about two or three times a year. Great show, always sold out. Our son Chris, MD, is the medical director of OPTIM in several states. Our youngest daughter Amanda, "Project Runway," had her first two children at age 40! We won't be around when they graduate from high school. Daughter Gina is an executive with Utah Charter Schools. More and more parents are pulling their kids out of public schools. I remember sitting next to you in Mrs. Taylor's English class at PHS. I remember the day you showed up the the new contact lenses. You were a gorgeous girl. Happy Birthday.

Sep 15, 2023 at 3:55 AM

Happy Birthday Sherlene. Keep writing! Bob and Shauna Valentine

Sep 11, 2023 at 9:43 AM

Happy Birthday Tom. See you later this month. Bob

Sep 11, 2023 at 9:42 AM

Happy Birthday again Phil from Bob and Shauna Valentine. I am curious. Do you receive the emails and notifications I send to you from time to time? Do I have your current address, phone, etc. Please let me know here or at

Sep 02, 2023 at 6:43 PM

Emma is active on FACEBOOK dealing with diabetes. She has many followers.

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Sep 02, 2023 at 4:01 PM

Happy Birthday Norman from Bob and Shauna Valentine and other PHS classmates.

Sep 01, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Happy Birthday Lowell from Bob and Shauna. We attended the Scera Shell concert last night. We were wondering if you guys were there. Great evening. Best wishes.

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Sep 01, 2023 at 10:43 AM
Aug 30, 2023 at 8:14 AM

All is well in Utah. Happy Birthday Stephen from Bob and Shauna Valentine. I hop you are receiving the messages I send out, especially the ever-growing number of classmate obituaries.

Aug 29, 2023 at 4:54 PM

Ethel was NOT in our PHS 1960 yearbook.  I found her obituary quite by accident and sent an email to our surviving classmates.  Betty Lou House Storer responded  immediately and informed us that Betty Lou took two classes with Ethel Carter. Bob Valentine 8-29-2023 - Please add comments if you remember Ethel.

Aug 29, 2023 at 10:45 AM

The years slip by, don't they. Happy Birthday from Bob and Shauna Valentine

Aug 27, 2023 at 10:57 AM

Happy Birthday Gerald from Bob and Shauna Valentine who enjoy your emails and posts.

Aug 24, 2023 at 4:58 PM

Richard! You asked me add you to the PHS 1960 list. Surprise! I added you years ago along with Raymond. You may have forgotten your password so I will send you another to your email address separately. Go to You should have been receiving messages, etc. I am checking to see if I have your correct email, phone, etc. If not I will ask you to update your information. Best wishes, Bob

Aug 22, 2023 at 9:06 AM

Happy Birthday Rickey from Bob and Shauna Valentine who recently attended the SALMON FEED in Payson. Delicious. Maybe we can eat together next August.

Aug 18, 2023 at 11:12 AM

Happy Birthday Alva from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland UT. Do you ever get back to Utah? Do you stay in touch with any classmates? Do you get the emails I send? Best wishes, Bob Valentine

Aug 10, 2023 at 7:53 AM

Happy Birthday Naomi from Bob and Shauna Valentine who live nearby in Highland, Utah and hope for another record snowfall this winter.

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

Aug 07, 2023 at 1:24 PM

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Aug 03, 2023 at 8:30 PM

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

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