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Public relations executive , writer

Mary Ellen Vallentyne, American public relations executive, writer. Recipient State #1 Column award Washington Newspaper Publications.

Background

Vallentyne, Mary Ellen was born on March 27, 1933 in Juneau, Alaska, United States. Daughter of John and Danica (Kosich) Covich.

Education

Student, University Washington, 1950-1953.

Career

Administrative secretary, Oil Heat Institute Washington, Seattle, 1953-1957; editor women's news, Anacortes (Washington) American, 1964-1976; consultant advertising, Anacortes (Washington) American, 1980-1982; editor family, food, Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washington, 1976-1980; director community relations, Island Hospital, Anacortes, since 1987.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Casual Gourmet, 1977. Editor, designer: Where to Turn for Help, 1991. Member editorial board Cardiac Network, since 1989.

Membership

Commissioner Island Hospital Board Trustees, Anacortes, 1982-1987. Member Community Accountability Board, Anacortes-Skagit County, 1984-1985, Valley Museum Art. Director Senior Advisory Board, Anacortes, 1987-1991.

Member Philanthropic Educational Organization, Washington Athletic Club, Soroptimist International Anacortes.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cooking, bridge, reading.

Connections

Married C. J. Meyer, June 28, 1957 (divorced September 1967). Married Howard Judson Vallentyne, September 26, 1970. 1 child, Michelle Vallentyne Harrison.

father:
John Covich

mother:
Danica (Kosich) Covich

spouse:
Howard Judson Vallentyne

spouse:
C. J. Meyer

child:
Michelle Vallentyne Harrison Vallentyne