DeLyle H. Condie

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DeLyle H. Condie played basketball every year while he attended the University of Utah and was named First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-American. While serving as a missionary in Australia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he reorganized and played on the Mormon Yankees basketball team of missionaries that played and defeated many of the Olympic teams in 1956. His role is dramatized in the movie ‘’Spirit of the Game’’.

1956 Mormon Yankees team/Photo Courtesy Deseret News

He was born on November 28, 1934, in Preston, Idaho, the eighth of ten children born to Parley and Mary Wilson Condie. He married Judy Christensen in 1959 and moved to Michigan where he pursued a law degree at the University of Michigan. After his graduation he served in the JAG corps of the US Air Force and practiced law.

He served as a member of the University of Utah Alumni Board. He also served as chairman of the Utah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

In 2005, he and Judy moved to Australia where he served as Assistant International Legal Council for the Church of Jesus Christ.

He died on January 17, 2014.