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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Aug 10, 2022 at 10:47 PM

Happy Birthday Nancy from Bob and Shauna Valentine. We hope you enjoy the emails I send from time to time.

Aug 04, 2022 at 7:20 AM

What? Another birthday. Stop the bubble machine! Happy birthday from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland.

Aug 01, 2022 at 2:08 PM

Happy Birthday Eva Jean from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT>

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Posted on: Jul 24, 2022 at 7:42 AM

Happy Birthday Stephen from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. Shauna and I hope to take our bikes to St. George this Fall for rides on the great trails there. Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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Jul 19, 2022 at 1:08 PM

Allen White suspects that Dennis actually graduated in 1960 with our class.  

Jul 13, 2022 at 12:53 PM

Happy Birthday Nina from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland. You must live close by. We hope you are well and happy and have fond memories of Provo High. Keep us posted. 801-494-7045

Jun 22, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Raymond Hintze posted these remarks:  

I knew Stanley very well. He was Ron Salerno’s cousin and joined us on many occasions. He was severely mentally retarded but very pleasant to be around. He always had a smile on his face. We elected him president of our Provo High seminary class.


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Posted on: Jun 20, 2022 at 1:40 PM

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

Jun 20, 2022 at 1:39 PM

Happy Birthday Marily from Bob and Shauna Valentine, keepers of the website..

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Jun 05, 2022 at 1:49 PM

Posted on: Jun 05, 2022 at 7:56 AM

Happy Birthday from Bob and Shauna Valentine from Highland, UT. We lived in NC for seven years in Durham and Laurenburg. It is a beautiful state.

May 24, 2022 at 11:19 AM

Happy Birthday Colonel from E-5 Bob Valentine.

May 21, 2022 at 6:34 AM

Happy Birthday, Phillip. I turn 80 today, May 21st. Best wishes, Bob Valentine Drop by our house, today, May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m if you can. 4742 West 10370 N, Highland UT. Hope you got the invitation I sent to 163 classmates this week.

May 21, 2022 at 2:33 AM
May 08, 2022 at 5:19 AM

Happy Birthday Larry. Shauna and I recently spent the night in Blanding at the Four Corners Inn where we ran into the night clerk, a distant relative named Laurence Guymon. We Guymons are all related. We hope you are well and happy. I can't believe how old we are. Bob and Shauna Valentine, Highland, UT

May 07, 2022 at 10:05 AM

Happy Birthday Jon from Bob and Shauna Valentine. One of these days we are going to take our bikes to St. George for a ride on those great trails.

May 07, 2022 at 10:04 AM

Happy Birthday Chris from Bob and Shauna Valentine

May 06, 2022 at 11:50 AM

Happy Birthday dear friend. I cannot believe we are 80! Best wishes from Bob and Shauna.

May 06, 2022 at 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday gorgeous from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland. We hope to have a picnic this summer. I am celebrating my 80th with a backyard open house in Highland on May 21 from 2-5 p.m. More later. Bob

May 06, 2022 at 11:48 AM

Happy Birthday Survivor! Have a happy birthday from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland. We hope to have a picnic again this summer. Bob

May 05, 2022 at 10:09 AM

What? Another birthday? I turn 80 on May 21, 2022. Shauna and I send out best wishes to you. We may try for another PHS Class of 1960 picnic again this summer. Do you stay in touch with any classmates. Robert Valentine

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