Gert Boyle

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Gertrude Boyle
Gert Boyle in 2013.jpg
Gert Boyle in 2013
Born
Gertrude Lamfrom

(1924-03-06)March 6, 1924
DiedNovember 3, 2019(2019-11-03) (aged 95)
NationalityUnited States
EducationB.A. University of Arizona
OccupationBusinesswoman
Known forChairman of Columbia Sportswear
Spouse(s)Joseph Cornelius "Neal" Boyle (1948–1970; his death)
ChildrenTimothy Boyle
Kathy Boyle
Sally Boyle
Parent(s)Paul Lamfrom
Marie Lamfrom

Gertrude Boyle (née Lamfrom; March 6, 1924 – November 3, 2019) was a German-born American businesswoman. Her father started Columbia Sportswear, where she later became president. Ahe was the chairperson of the company,[1] as well as a philanthropist and memoirist.

Boyle died on November 3, 2019 at her home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 95.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Accettola, Anna (October 16, 2012). Wadhwani, R. Daniel. ed. "Gertrude Boyle". Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present (German Historical Institute) 5. Archived from the original on May 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503145450/https://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=128. Retrieved November 3, 2019. 
  2. Duin, Steve (November 3, 2019). "Gert Boyle, longtime Columbia Sportswear chairwoman, dies at 95". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 3, 2019.