79 of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on September 25, 2017. Connie was born in American Fork, Utah on Independence Day and moved to Phoenix, AZ with her husband Robert Vale and her three children, K.C. Vale, Cynthia Vale, and Mishell Elliston in the early 1970s. Connie was a pioneer in women-owned businesses in the 1980s in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. She was featured on a news program in the mid-80s for women who owned and managed businesses. Connie was truly a dynamic business woman and loving mother who managed life balance between work and family. Connie also was a wonderful oil painter for many years featuring landscapes and portraits. Connie had an artistic spirit and was gifted in advertising sales. She is survived by her children, grandchildren Kelvin Vale and Emersen Elliston, and many loving nieces and nephews. Private memorial services will be held in October.