About Utah: She showed him the light

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  • Mamamama Salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    Ellie was one amazing lady and a wonderful mother too. We moved out of the area over twenty years ago so didn't know that she passed away. Valoy and family must really miss her.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    It is interesting that the article quotes Orrin Hatch but doesn't mention that they are cousins. I too am a cousin to Valoy and have actually met him once, years ago. I do like his art. We share the common ancestor that Sen. Hatch shares.

  • oddman ,
    Aug. 18, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    When I was writing sports at the Y I knew every player on the basketball team and saw every game they played. Valoy was one of my favorites. As I recall he was the sixth man with long arms,and hunched shoulders and a fun player to watch with his smooth jump shot and fierce rebounding attitude as he was a competitor. I rediscovered him many years ago and was surprised he was painting. I have since taken it up and still marvel at the feelings I get whenever I see one of his hallmark paintings in the temples. I always pay special attention to the original temple paintings and seek out his. Thanks for all the spirituality I feel through your work. Someday I am going to visit you and personally thank you.