I would like to adjourn tonight in memory of Gary Earl Condie, a longtime part of the Santa Clarita family and a gracious and giving member of our community.
Gary passed away on New Year’s Day – his 76th birthday.
He was born January 1, 1944, in Preston, Idaho, but was known in our City of Santa Clarita for his devotion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his dedication to numerous community organizations.
He had a storied career as an accountant in Southern California, eventually retiring as Chairman of the Board of Condie, Thomas & Harbo, CPAs.
Gary also received a number of professional awards in his lifetime, including being named one of the Top 30 Accounting Executives in Los Angeles County, one of the Top 25 CPAs in the Greater San Fernando Valley and one of the Top 51 Most Influential Individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley by The Signal newspaper.
His philanthropic work included serving as the Founding Chair of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Gary was also a co-founder of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Foundation, and was a member of the Club’s Board of Directors and Foundation’s Board of Directors, including serving as President.
He also dedicated time as a member of the Board of Directors of the College of the Canyons Foundation and was on the Advisory Board at the Child and Family Center.
Gary volunteered at his church, serving as Bishop, was a counselor in the Mission Presidency of the California San Fernando Mission and organized the Church’s annual Family Night at Dodger Stadium for 17 years.
While Gary loved the Dodgers, he loved his family more – especially his wife, Myrna.
Gary and Myrna met while they studied at Utah State University and were married five months later.
The two built a wonderful family together over the next 52 ½ years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Myrna, their daughter Heather and his sisters, as well as foster children, nieces and nephews and grandchildren.
We are saddened by Gary’s passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.