Boskoff, Christine J. (Feld)
Christine Joyce Boskoff, age 39, of Norwood, Colorado, died on November 14, 2006, the victim of an avalanche on Genyen Peak in the Sichuan Province of China. Christine was born in Appleton on September 7, 1967, to Robin and Joyce (Manthey) Feld. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee as an Electrical Engineer and worked in the Airlift Simulation Department at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company in Marietta, Georgia. Christine married Keith Boskoff in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 24, 1994. She was the owner of Mountain Madness Inc., a mountaineering travel service, Adventure Guide Travel Service and Mountaineering, as well as a school for mountain and rock climbing located in Seattle, Washington.
Christine was the first recipient of the Appleton East High School Patriot Award for Alumni in 2003. She served on the board of directors for the Room To Read Foundation, volunteered her time with Kids at Risk in Tacoma, Washington, the Central Asia Institute of Bozeman and the Himalayan Explorers Connection of Denver. Her extensive climbing resume includes the summits of six of the world\\\'s 14 highest peaks: Everest (twice), Lhotse, Cho Oyu (twice), Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, and Shishapangma. She was the only woman to ever climb that many 8,000 meter peaks. Christine was always happy to be climbing the mountains and traveling to many countries all over the world. She especially loved Nepal and especially the children there. She wanted them all to have a good education, and was interested in helping them build schools. Christine loved skiing in the Colorado mountains. She was also a pilot during her college days.
Christine is survived by her mother, Joyce Feld, Appleton; her three brothers: David (Sandra) Feld, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Thomas (Susan) Feld, Appleton; and Paul Feld, Yorba Linda, California; her nephew and four nieces; her uncle, John (Judy) Manthey, Elkhart Lake; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Keith; her father Robin; her grandparents; and her Special Best Friend, Charlie Fowler.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2220 East College Avenue, Appleton, with Rev. Martin E. Koeller and Rev. Timothy Seabaugh officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Christine\\\'s name to benefit the Room To Read Foundation (The Presido, P.O. Box 29127, San Francisco, CA 94129). Room To Read is building a school in Nepal in Christine\\\'s honor.
The Feld family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the many wonderful friends who sent cards, came to visit and made telephone calls during the past long year waiting for her return from China and especially to the Mountain Madness Recovery Team. To learn more about Christine\\\'s life and accomplishments, go to
Further information at: http://www.mountainmadness.com