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  
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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" (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. 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 www.valentinevalentine.com. 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. 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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Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 AM

It was fun running into you yesterday. Yes, I guess your birthday date was current because we got the notification this morning. Here we are all turning 80 - hard to believe - having had wonderful and sometimes miserable years. Shauna and I always enjoy your company, especially when Chico's has a sale. Bob

Jan 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM

Once again, another year has passed. We are all turning 80 - hard to believe - having experienced many joys and sorrows - but here we are. Happy Birthday Carol Ann from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, who often ride their bikes if the temperature gets above forty degrees. Be well and happy!

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Jan 21, 2022 at 10:19 AM

Once again, Happy Birthday Donna from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland UT. We are all vaccinated and hoping we do not contract a new variety of Covid. Crazy times, right? Stay happy and healthy.

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Jan 14, 2022 at 9:37 AM

Happy Birthday Diane! We wish you the very best. Where are you living? Our records and your phone numbers are out-of-date. You friends, Bob and Shauna Valentine

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Jan 11, 2022 at 7:27 PM

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Let me be the FIRST to wish you a very happy birthday Jim. You are the best! Bob Valentine

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Jan 03, 2022 at 1:19 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARMA from fully vaccinated Bob and Shauna Valentine. We had PHS Class of 1960 picnics last summer and fall in Provo Canyon and Slip Rock park in St. George. We hope to have another picnic in May 2022 to celebrate my 80th and yours, too. Best wishes. Bob and Shauna, Highland, UT

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Dec 29, 2021 at 3:42 PM

We mourn the passing of our pal Dee Johnston.

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Dec 29, 2021 at 3:39 PM

One of our many lunches together prior to Dee's sudden passing.  After Dee moved back to Utah after decades as a research chemist with Phillips Petroleum, we hooked up again and renewed the friendship we had in high school and in the same neighborhood and ward.  Shauna, Kathy, Dee and I never ran out of things to discuss.  Under Kathy Davis Clarke's encouragement, Dee lost nearly 100 pounds. We all ate salads although sometimes we cheated.  Darnit, we love Dee.  I weep as I write this note. 

 

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Dec 28, 2021 at 6:25 PM

Ron Menlove was in our neighborhood and we were very good friends and spent much time together. When we were about 14, we got interested in rocket building and built several small rockets using

gunpowder mixed with sugar and sulfur to create a bigger smoke trail and also to slow down the gun powder so it would burn and not explode the rockets. Ron was involved in this with us. We were over

in the school yard testing our fuel in plastic straw rockets to insure it was the correct mixture when a police man stopped and came over to see what we were doing. He asked if gunpowder was used in

the fuel and we said yes. He then said I am going to arrest you as you are not old enough to be using gunpowder. He took our names and gave us each a citation and we all had to go to the court house

and meet with a judge who dismissed the charges if we agreed  not to do any more rockets with gunpowder. We all agreed but unfortunately Ron kept the can of gunpowder and a year or so later decided

to take it out with some friends and put a small pile on the roads as they were walking and light it and it made a very bright flash that was quite enjoyable. Unfortunately one of his associates did not realize

that Ron was still dumping it on the road and thru a match while Ron was still adding to the pile and the entire can ignited , actually blew up and Rons face was severely burned.  I went to visit him in the hospital

the next day and walked in what was his room but did not see him in there. His face was almost 2x his regular size and he had no hair or eyebrows and if he had not called me by name I would have walked out

to find him somewhere. Was so glad it was not more serious and it healed quite nicely over the next few weeks. We remained friends thru our high school years.

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Dec 28, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Richard HIntze sent this memory of Ronald Menlove:  

Ron Menlove was in our neighborhood and we were very good friends and spent much time together. When we were about 14, we got interested in rocket building and built several small rockets using

gunpowder mixed with sugar and sulfur to create a bigger smoke trail and also to slow down the gun powder so it would burn and not explode the rockets. Ron was involved in this with us. We were over

in the school yard testing our fuel in plastic straw rockets to insure it was the correct mixture when a police man stopped and came over to see what we were doing. He asked if gunpowder was used in

the fuel and we said yes. He then said I am going to arrest you as you are not old enough to be using gunpowder. He took our names and gave us each a citation and we all had to go to the court house

and meet with a judge who dismissed the charges if we agreed  not to do any more rockets with gunpowder. We all agreed but unfortunately Ron kept the can of gunpowder and a year or so later decided

to take it out with some friends and put a small pile on the roads as they were walking and light it and it made a very bright flash that was quite enjoyable. Unfortunately one of his associates did not realize

that Ron was still dumping it on the road and thru a match while Ron was still adding to the pile and the entire can ignited , actually blew up and Rons face was severely burned.  I went to visit him in the hospital

the next day and walked in what was his room but did not see him in there. His face was almost 2x his regular size and he had no hair or eyebrows and if he had not called me by name I would have walked out

to find him somewhere. Was so glad it was not more serious and it healed quite nicely over the next few weeks. We remained friends thru our high school years.

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Dec 27, 2021 at 3:35 PM

Classmate David Madsen found Ronnie's obituary in December 2021.  Ronnie's picture was not among our classmates in the yearbook although he did appear with clubs on pages 128 and 135.  RYV

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Dec 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Davd Madsen found Ronnie Menlove's obituary in December 2021.  I never could find any information about him for our reunions.  Now we know that he died in 1991.

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Dec 27, 2021 at 2:57 PM

DEATH: RONALD L. MENLOVE

By Deseret News  

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Dr. Ronald Lynn Menlove, Ph.D., age 49, passed away December 14, 1991 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah of a heart attack.

Born on August 4, 1942, at Provo, Utah to Morris and Golda Holt Menlove. Married Virginia Pritchett on April 23, 1965 at Provo, Utah. Served in the U.S. Navy (1960-1962) as a draftsman. Attended Provo High School and BYU. He also attended the University of Utah where he obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology. Professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware. Adjunct Professor at the U of U in Psychology and Health & Family Medicine. Employed at the LDS Hospital in the Biophysics Department and later at the Statistical Data Center.Survived by his wife of Salt Lake City; mother of Provo, Utah; brother, Richard Menlove, of Brigham City; sister, Maurine Guerico, of Provo; sister, Patty Chapman, of Ogden; brother, James Menlove, of Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his father; and a brother, David Menlove.

Funeral services on Wednesday, December 18th at 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. He loved life, learning, and people. He loved his nieces and nephews as his own. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Dec 22, 2021 at 8:06 AM

Happy Birthday Lillian from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. We hope you are well and happy!

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Dec 19, 2021 at 2:45 PM

Happy Birthday Larry from Bob and Shauna Valentine. I fondly remember your older brother who was one of my parents' missionaries in Argentina. I also remember your Dad's gas station on 9th East in Provo just off of the BYU campus. I hope you are well and happy. I am going to have a big 80th Birthday celebration in some park next summer. Hop you will come.

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Dec 15, 2021 at 8:20 AM

Happy Birthday Judy from Bob and Shauna Valentine in Highland, UT. We hope you are well and happy and actually get the emails I send out from time to time. We had a couple of reunion picnics this year, one up Provo Canyon and another in St. George. When I turn 80 on May 21, 2022, we may have an informal picnic in our backyard to celebrate all of us turning 80. I hope you will attend with some of your PHS pals.

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Dec 07, 2021 at 9:44 AM

Happy Birthday Diane from Bob and Shauna Valentine. We celebrated Kathy Davis Clarke's 80th Birthday last week. Dee Johnston is recovery from a serious artery burst in the hospital.

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Dec 04, 2021 at 7:12 AM

Happy Birthday Carl! If you ever visit Utah Valley be sure to call me so we can visit. Best wishes, Bob Valentine

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Nov 30, 2021 at 11:40 AM

Happy Birthday Clyde from Bob and Shauna Valentine. Keep us posted of your bottle band performances so that I can share your schedule with our classmates.

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Dec 28, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2021 at 10:25 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy. See you Tuesday. Bob and Shauna

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