Gert Boyle


Gert Boyle was the former president and chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear, who built the company from a small business to the largest outerwear company in the U.S. and starred in its commercials.

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I met her checking me out at a new silver sands outlet mall columbia sportswear store in Destin Florida. The shirt I was purchasing had a seam that wasn't perfect. She stopped the line, went back and got a new one and finished checking me out. While waiting for her to return I noticed her book and placed it on the counter. When she returned, I asked her to autograph the book . She did and the inscription said "only the best will do for your customers". My wife and I have been very...


Mrs. Boyle always had a smile and a friendly word for me whenever I visited Columbia Sportswear. We also enjoyed dinner together a time or two. Columbia Sportswear was the launching pad for our personal success. We will always be grateful for our relationship. Thank you,Mrs. Boyle.

Boyle Family,
My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

I am Doug Hoschek and I had the honor to work with Gert for many decades developing outdoor fabrics.
Most of the time I called her Mom. This for sure is a very special passage for Tim and all her family members. Always saying you are working for not just me but my family.
Columbia Sportswear forever will be known as Mom's business. Probably there will not be another Mom business as time passes for the family members and especially for Tim her beloved son. For sure in outerwear and...

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Always enjoyed sitting behind you at the share holders meeting. Enjoyed all the commercials you and Tim were in. You had a life well lived. I

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother, she was one tough cookie may the God of comfort be with all of you as you mourn her loss.