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magazine columnist , author , church executive

Valerie Vance Dillon, American church executive, author, magazine columnist. Recipient various writing awards Catholic Press Association, 1981, 83, Women's Press Club, Indianapolis, 1984, 86, National Leadership award National Family Life Directors Association, 1991, Respect Life award Archdiocese Indianapolis, 1991; Lady of Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, 1993.

Background

Dillon, Valerie Vance was born on October 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of James Robert and Rose Matilda (Beauchamp) Vance.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Illinois, 1952. Master of Arts in Religion, Butler University, 1979. Master of Arts in Family Studies, Regis College, Denver, 1990.

Career

Radio newswriter, United Press International, Chicago, 1952-1953;reporter, Austin News and Garfieldian, Chicago, 1953-1954;researcher, writer, New Jersey Catholic Conference, Trenton, 1966-1973;family life educator, Catholic Diocese of Trenton, 1968-1973;director communications, Indiana Catholic Conference, Indianapolis, 1973-1979;news editor, Criterion newspaper, Indianapolis, 1979-1982;director family life, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1982-1991. Advisor United States Bishops' Committee on Family, Washington, since 1987.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Your Child's Sex Life, 1966, Life in Our Hands, 1973, Becoming a Woman, 1990, (school curriculum) Choose Life, 1976. Monthly columnist Columbia magazine, 1981-1992.

Membership

Trustee St. Meinrad (Indiana) Seminary and College, since 1987, vice chair board overseers, since 1987. Board directors Catholic Youth Organization, since 1992. Member National Association Catholic Family Life Ministers (president 1987-1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil painting, golf, grandparenting.

Connections

Married Raydon Thomas Dillon, September 26, 1953. Children: Karen, Patricia, Valerie, Donna.

father:
James Robert Vance

mother:
Rose Matilda (Beauchamp) Vance

spouse:
Raydon Thomas Dillon

child:
Karen Dillon

child:
Patricia Dillon

child:
Valerie Dillon

child:
Donna Dillon