Perry Martin "Cowboy" Valentine

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Perry Martin "Cowboy" Valentine

Perry Martin "Cowboy" Valentine, 27, died in Everett on or about March 28, 2013. Perry was born in Atlanta, GA May 21, 1985, and was adopted as a newborn by Mark and Michelle Valentine.
He attended Mukilteo Elementary School and Olympic View Middle School, and graduated from Chrysalis High School. While school was often difficult for him, he was quick witted, with a sharp sense of humor and an encyclopedic memory for details about his favorite movies. Perry then enlisted in the US Army, but his career was cut short by his asthma and he returned home after a medical discharge. He worked as a janitor, jewelry salesman and security guard.
Perry was very fond of animals, and worked for a time as volunteer at the Everett Animal Shelter. He believed there was never such a thing as too many tattoos. He had a passion for firearms, and held military servicemen and police officers in high regard. His dream was to someday qualify for a career in law enforcement.
Perry is survived by his parents, his beloved younger brother, Owen, aunts, uncles, three cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and by his cousin, Jim Gutman.
His cremation will be followed by a memorial service on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Marysville, at 2 p.m.
Memorial gifts should be directed to the Everett Animal Shelter or to the Veteran's organization of your choice.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2013
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