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!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gina, Jonathan and Christopher Completed the Ogden, Utah Marathon Today. 26.2 Miles!

Daughter Gina and son-in-law Jonathan and son Christopher continue their running ways!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Great Grandmother Amy Melvina Young Valentine on Mother's Day

After visiting with Gina and her kids, Great Grandmother Amy (97) said "I don't want to leave!" She had a wonderful time and Sloane, Sheridan, Sydney and even Porter were very nice to her.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Court-Ordered Integration in Durham, NC in 1969

In December 1969, Shauna Burgon Valentine volunteered to teach at Bragtown Elementary School, a formerly "black" segregated school. "White" kids were bused to Bragtown. The year went smoothly. The white and black parents loved "Mrs. Shauna" as much as the kids did! Robert remembers the day when Shauna came home and said,"Today, I taught my kids about Martin Luther King!" She was beaming! We had some wonderful years in Durham, NC (4), where Chris was born at the Duke Hospital, and Laurinburg, NC (3), where Lisa and Gina were born at Scotland County Hospital, the "black" hospital a few blocks from our house on Prince Street. Shauna thought it was silly to drive 35 miles to the so-called "white" maternity hospital in another town, but that's another story. Durham County Schools, Durham, North Carolina, December 19, 1969 Dear Parents: Due to the recent rulings of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concerning the establishment of a unitary school system in Durham County, your child ___________, in grade ________, is being assigned to _________________School. New bus schedules will be in effect. Until definite timing and routes can be determined, it may be necessary for your child to be ready earlier than usual, though some buses may not have to leave as early as in the past. It will take a few days to get the bus schedules and times of pickups establishes. Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated. Signed, Charles H. Chewning, Sr., Superintendent, Durham County Schools.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Grandmother Shauna's Birthday Party at Malawi Pizza in the Riverwoods!

A good time was had by all. Almost all of the grandkids were there!

Lisa Valentine Clark and her 15 year-old son Miles complete the Provo Half Marathon!

Under two hours! In the background at the finish line: The Provo LDS Temple under contraction from the shell of the Provo Tabernacle that burned a few years ago.