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Alice Justine Valentine, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Spectrum Health-United Rehab & Nursing Center in Greenville.  The daughter of William & Mildred (Acosta) Sullwold, she was born on December 20, 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida.

A proud United States Marine Corps veteran, Justine served during the Korean War , and met a  fellow Marine, Marvin B. Valentine.  They were married on October 7, 1953 at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base Chapel at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  After both Justine & Marv were discharged, they made their home in Mt. Clemens and until moving to Clare where they ran Camp Rotary for the Boy Scouts of America for 31 years.  For over 30 years she was always there for homesick first time scouts, offered motherly advice, a kind word, and was proud to be called "mom" by many young men, women, and staff members. 

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Marv Valentine of Greenville;  their son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Tracy Valentine of Greenville;  three granddaughters, Leslie Roberts of Greenville, Shawna & Rene Cavazos of Pierson, and Ashley & Matt Ray of Greenville;  her great grandchildren, Kaden Roberts, Kylie Roberts, Chasity Cavazos, Courtney Cavazos, Chloe Cavazos, Andrew Ray, and Molly Ray;  two "adopted" sons, Gabriel Ismaio of Missouri, and Steve Grey of White Cloud;  and a brother-in-law, William Valentine of Texas.

A memorial service will be held at Camp Rotary, 3201 S. Clare Ave., Clare, Michigan on Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m.  Final interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Justine's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Vanessa Human on June 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Gary and Tracy. So sorry for your loss prayers

  2. Maxine Robey (formerly Maxine Larimore when I knew her) on September 16, 2021 at 9:49 am

    To family of Justine and Marvin: I lived in Oceanside, CA and my husband was in Marine Corp at Camp Pendleton. I worked on the base in PX Warehouse and met Justine, USMC. I am from Dublin, OH now and just got on line to check on her. I was part of her life when she met Marvin and I took her to San Diego when she left for Hawaii and married Marvin. She was such a lovely person, just felt like we had known each other for long time. She was from Grosse Pointe, MI, and me being a Buckeye, we still connected. Later, my husband and I drove to Clare, MI and met them at Camp Rotary, went in jeep around the camp and had great time visiting and catching up. Really enjoyed seeing them again. So sorry about your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.

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