Mary Ellen Weiss Valentine

Profile Updated: September 28, 2021
Mary Ellen Weiss
Residing In: Temple, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Gary Valentine- retired biologist withthe Natural Resources Conservation Services
Occupation: Retired middle school historyteacher.
Children: daughter-Brook, born 1976 --married to Mike Blanco
granddaughters- Kylie Bryce- born 2011 Hanah More…Brooklyn--born 2015
They live in Houston, TX.
Yes! Attending Reunion

In 1963 Interstate 10 took our land and broke up our neighborhood. We moved our house to the northside at Leon Valley where it stayed until 2010. By then Mother and Dad had passed away and the new owner had to sell the land to the River Authority. The almost 100 yr house was moved again to near Castroville where it is today.
After graduation I went to Southwest Texas and got a BS in Home Economics. After a blind date in 1969, I married my husband Gary and we went to Little Rock,Ark for four years. Then he received a job in Texas and we moved to Temple,Tx where we have been for over41 yrs. (hard to believe). In 1986 I went to Southwestern and got an elementary education degree and started teaching middle school students who have kept me thinking and acting young?????
We are both retired now and seem to be going all the time. But it is nice to lesiurely get up and go have coffee in the garden and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies. Of course, there are many trips to Houston to see mu granddaughters.

School Story:

I enjoyed all my school years and feel very fortunate to have such good memories. My elementary teachers made learning fun, junior high was having good times with friends, and even playing homeroom softball with skirts on for the girls. High school brought the Brigade and peprallies, ball games, halftimes, and Earl Able. Learning was fun then with no TAAS


Gardening, oil painting, reading, breakfast trips through Texas with my husband, tennis, and visiting with our daughter Brook, husband, Mike, and granddaughters, Kylie and Hanah.I also actively participate in the Sam Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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Sep 28, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Jun 23, 2023 at 1:45 PM

So very sad to hear of Ruth's passing from this world. Our history goes back very far to Page Junior High where we started our journey together. I remember going to Medina Lake and having a fun weekend. Those days were very special to me. Then came the Highlands Brigade and the fun times of high school. About two months ago I sent a card and a picture of Ruth to the place where she was staying hoping that she remembered the fun times of junior high. I remember seeing her at a reunion several years ago and seeing what a lovely person she had become. She was a very special person who will be remembered from our high school years. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family. She will be solely missed by many.

Apr 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Dale, Happy Birthday...Hope you had a fun day.

Apr 06, 2023 at 1:50 PM
Dec 19, 2022 at 12:40 PM

Thanks Jeanette for Barbara's information....I was sorry to hear this news.

Sep 28, 2022 at 3:33 AM
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Sep 12, 2022 at 2:26 PM

Jessie had a wonderful life.and had a caring family who took care of him in later years. So glad he participated in sports during his high school years. 

Best wishes,

Mary Ellen Weiss Valentine

Highlands high 1962 graduate

Sep 05, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Joe will be greatly missed by his classmates. He was always cheerful and had a smile on his face. I am glad that he had a good life and loved the arts.


Jul 04, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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May 19, 2022 at 12:04 PM

It is with deep regret that I hear about Robert's leaving of this world. We were buddies starting in the first grade and we made it through high school. Along the way we had some great memories. You will always be close to my heart. Richard  I am glad that you had the close companionship of your twin brother. AND I could always tell you apart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and his extended family.

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Mar 05, 2022 at 1:08 PM

So sad to hear of Donnie"s leaving this world. We were in high school together and went to several dances and proms during our junior and senior years. He was a very special person and I wish the best to his large family. It seems he had a very full and rewarding life. I, too, taught high school and middle school students and enjoyed it all. It was great to have known Donnie and to have been his friend.

Mary Ellen Weiss Valentine

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Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Hope you had a very nice birthday....If you are like me I celebrate all week. Have fun.

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Nov 02, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Oh no, it  is with a very sad heart that I I hear about Vickiie's passing from this earth. She was a very special person and had a very interesting life. I truly enjoyed knowing her and going through the high school years with such an outstanding person. We will all miss you, Vickie.    Love, Mary Ellen

Sep 28, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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Aug 01, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Hope you had a very nice birthday.....go ahead and celebrate all week.!!

Apr 22, 2019 at 10:46 AM