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

March 6, 1924(1924-03-06)
DiedNovember 3, 2019(2019-11-03) (aged 95)
NationalityUnited States
EducationB.A. University of Arizona
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]


  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. Retrieved November 3, 2019. 
  2. Duin, Steve (November 3, 2019). Gert Boyle, longtime Columbia Sportswear chairwoman, dies at 95. Retrieved November 3, 2019.