Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cousin Tom V. Broadbent passes away!

Tommy Broadbent was another favorite (they are all favorite) cousin, son of Robert's aunt Wilma Valentine Broadbent, the classy and beautiful sister of Robert's Dad Lee B. Valentine. Tommy has two outstanding kids, Tom Louis and Hillary Ann and two darling grandchildren. Tom was a brilliant publisher and editor of college textbooks at Harcourt Brace and St. Martin's Press in New York City. His sister Beverly Broadbent Creer and brother Clark Broadbent from New Haven, Connecticut were also in Salt Lake City for the short service and burial at the Salt Lake Cemetery which overlooks the valley. (A few days later, Beverly attended her 50th BYU graduation in Provo.) Tom suffered from complications of Progessive Supranuclear Palsy, an atypical Parkinsonism that had battled for several years. Tom's wife Ellen, an angel, took care of Tom for many years under difficult circumstances. [Please make contributions to Cure PSP at]. We are very sad to have Tom leave us, but we were happy to be together at Cristy's condo later to remember wonderful times in the avenues and in Brigham City when we were young and played together for so may hours on special occasions. After all of these years, we still love each other and enjoy each other's companionship. We are comforted by the assurance that many of us feel and understand that we will be together again someday. If anyone has a good picture of Tommy, please send it to me to post.


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