William “Bill” Peter Valentine, 86, former resident of Raton and Springer, N.M., Soldiers Grove, and Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Nov. 9, in Lubbock.
Bill was born in Raton, N.M. on Oct. 22, 1928 to Jack Valentine and Amelia Tomasi. Bill was a life-long dairy farmer, avid cowboy and a veteran of the Korean War. He also worked at the New Mexico Boys School in Springer; the Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien; and with Pinkerton Security in Richland Center. He was a member of the Soldiers Grove American Legion Post 220. He will be missed for his kind heart, love of family, warm smile, and great sense of humor.