Valaine Briggs (Ace of Spades, Utah)

Published: Oct. 4, 2023, 7 a.m.

b'When 18-year-old Valaine left her Salt Lake City apartment and walked to class one spring morning in 1977, her carefully planned future was full of promise. And though she was in a time of transition and had recently ended an engagement, Valaine knew even this temporary disappointment just brought her closer to the life she dreamed of\\u2026a life full of family and rooted in faith\\u2026a life her ex-fianc\\xe9 couldn\\u2019t give her.'