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Russell Ronald Condie passed away peacefully at the age of 97, surrounded by his family on January 23, 2018. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas Alexander Condie and Nellie (Ellen) Ronald on May 30, 1920. Russell grew up in the Fourth Ward where he met his wife, Faye Haight. They were married on February 13, 1942 in Everett, Washington, later solemnized in the Logan Temple. Last February they celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary.
Russell graduated from South High School and attended the University of Utah. He was a member of the Utah National Guard and the Army Air Corp. He served in the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Pantelleria and Italy Campaigns. He received 5 Bronze stars for his service. He also received a Letter of Commendation. He was wounded outside of Rome and was Honorably Discharged in 1945.
Russell worked for Western Electric and later Mountain Bell. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1983 after 32 years of service. He had commendations from his customers from the FAA & VA that he was proud of. He helped coordinate telecommunications for President Kennedy when he visited Salt Lake City in September, 1963.
Russell was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Russell and Faye were members of the Wilford Ward for over 61 years. He served as a Ward clerk for many years. He was very good at record keeping and loved attending church. He was also an active member of “The 49ers”.
Russell loved building bird houses, model trains and planes and making wind chimes. He loved to draw, read, golf, bowl and travel. He loved telling stories of his Army experiences to anyone who listened, and was proud to have served his country.
Russell is survived by children, Scott Condie, Kathleen Giauque, Sandra Nelson, eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald and Melvin, wife Faye, grandsons, James (Fred) Condie, Joel Jenkins and a son-in-law, Thomas Giauque.
He will be greatly missed by those he has left behind. The family would like to thank the Wentworth for the love and tenderness shown to dad.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East where friends and family can visit on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Holbrook Mortuary from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am prior to the service. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. A guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family is available at: HolbrookMortuary.com.