Dennis Valentine

Dennis Valentine, 63, of Sweet Home, died at home Dec. 18, 2007 of aggressive bladder cancer, after fighting it for more than a year.

He was the son of Eva and Gerald Valentine of Sweet Home. He was born in Salem, one of six children, and moved to Sweet Home in the fifth grade, 1956.

Mr. Valentine enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and mushrooming out in the woods and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Delores (Dee) Valentine; five sons, Shane, 26, Jeff, 42, Kelly, 40, Corey, 37 and Johnny, 35; sisters, Vicky of Lebanon, and Lynda of Eugene; eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Mr. Valentine was preceded in death by his father Gerald in 1997; his mother Eva in June 2005; his brother Arnold in 1957; and his sisters Joyce and Janice in 1995 and 2005,

A memorial was held Jan. 19 at the VFW club in Sweet Home.