Media, politicians, and fans alike share their thoughts on the passing of Gert Boyle who famously took Columbia Sportswear to new heights.
Very sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Gert Boyle. One tough mother and one incredibly impressive and generous Oregonian who blazed major trails for our state’s apparel industry and for businesswomen throughout our country.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) November 3, 2019
Gert Boyle truly was One Tough Mother. With a unique combination of persistence, hard work, fearlessness, and a wicked sense of humor, Gert made @Columbia1938 the company it is today. Columbia - and Oregon - will miss her leadership. 1/2— Suzanne Bonamici (@RepBonamici) November 3, 2019
So sad to hear about the passing of this *amazing* woman. Gert Boyle is the matriarch of @Columbia1938 . Google and read her story- it’s inspiring. I admired her accomplishments, her business sense, her work ethic. #Goals #RIP #OneToughMother pic.twitter.com/UqLDVWuPNC— Sally Ramirez (@SallyKHOU11) November 3, 2019
Moving @OHSU tribute to Gert Boyle https://t.co/WXOOnGaxXu— Jeff Colley (@JVColley) November 4, 2019
I went to some weird youth leadership conference in high school and Gert Boyle spoke and we all got to meet her and it was the only good thing about the whole thing. https://t.co/ZFcn6fY1z6— 🦅Lizzy Acker 🦈 (@lizzzyacker) November 4, 2019
Also, here is a great look that our friends at KGW did: