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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Jan 03, 2024 at 10:19 AM

Carma! Are you as pretty as ever. Are you healthy and happy. I can't believe we are in our eighties. We are older than Biden! I stopped practicing real estate because I am not at sharp as i used to be and am becoming less patient with the general public. Shauna and I are doing well in Highland. After twenty years here I am something sorry we planted 17 trees in our yard. I think I have picked up most of the leaves now. Yikes. Happy darn birthday, Carma! Bob and Shauna Valentine

Dec 22, 2023 at 8:08 PM

Happy Birthday Lillian from Bob and Shauna Valentine still in Highland. We hope you are well and happy! OK?

Dec 20, 2023 at 1:43 PM

Kathy Davis Clarke tells me that you aren't doing very well. Our prayers are for you and your family. Bob and Shauna Valentine

Dec 19, 2023 at 6:32 AM

Happy Birthday Larry. Are you still alive? Do you still live in West Jordan? How are you? Bob Valentine

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Dec 11, 2023 at 6:45 AM

Dave Murdoch send te following message on Faceboor including a photo of the Little League team that he and Rickey joined as kids.  


As I have said, I lost a very close friend last week in the passing of Ricky Lamb. As I was going through some old photos, I found a picture of our old Little League team. I can't even begin to tell you how often Rick and I would talk about who was in this picture and what they are doing now. Rick was always more up-to-date than me, and it was always good to know what was happening to the team members. On the top row, I am on the far left, and Ricky is on the far right. Midd… 

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Dec 07, 2023 at 5:50 AM

Happy Birthday again. Bob Valentine

Dec 04, 2023 at 5:49 AM

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

Nov 21, 2023 at 2:10 AM

We are happy that you keep so busy with so many friends. Happy Birthday Kathy. Bob and Shauna Valentine

Nov 17, 2023 at 4:43 AM

Another birthday. I hope you are well and happy. I keep this website active. There are about 154 with whom I communicate. Do you get the obituaries that I send out? The rest of our classmates are deceased (see "In Memory"} or lost or whatever. Let me know if you are getting these messages. Best wishes, Bob Valentine

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Nov 18, 2023 at 5:51 PM

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Happy Birthday Marie from the Valentines. Do you get the messages send and the obituaries? I am still in contact with about 154 PHS 1960 classmates. The rest are deceased or lost. We wanted to have a picnic this summer, but I could not organize it for a variety of reasons. Be happy! We are a great class 1960. Bob Valentine

Nov 16, 2023 at 9:28 AM

Shauna and I hope you and Mark are well and happy in St. George. We didn't travel much this year. I maintain this website and print obituaries which I hope you see. I may have missed some of our classmates who have passed away. I still email to you and about 154 other surviving friends from PHS 1960. Today, I rake more leaves. Why we planted 17 trees twenty years ago I will never understand, but they are very nice in the summer. Best wishes, Bob V.

Nov 12, 2023 at 9:21 AM

Happy Birthday Jay once again from Bob and Shauna Valentine. I still have contact with 155 or our class members. Many others have died as recorded "In Memory." Best wishes, Bob

Nov 05, 2023 at 4:52 AM

Happy Birthday on November 12 from Bob and Shauna Valentine in nearby Highland, UT. I assume you are retired. What are you up to these days?

Oct 11, 2023 at 3:35 PM

Happy Birthday Jeannine from Bob and Shauna Valentine. Stay healthy!

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Oct 12, 2023 at 6:27 PM

Posted on: Oct 11, 2023 at 3:35 PM

Happy Birthday Burt from Bob and Shauna. Stay healthy.

Oct 10, 2023 at 7:46 AM

Happy Birthday neighbor from Bob and Shauna Valentine in nearby Highland.

Oct 06, 2023 at 7:52 AM

Happy Birthday Judy from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. Please stay in touch with your PHS 1960 classmates.

Oct 04, 2023 at 9:14 AM

Happy Birthday Jeannine from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland still!

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

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