ICON | Stine Bauer
Screen shots of Christine "Stine" Bauer and Eddie Bauer via EddieBauer.com.
In the fall of 1927, Eddie Bauer and a friend were hunting blue grouse on Bodie Mountain in northeastern Washington State. They camped next to another hunting party that included a young woman by the name of Christine, "Stine" Heltborg. She sang, played the ukulele, laughed easily and changed Eddie's life forever. On February 19, 1929, Eddie and Stine were married. An 8-time Washington Skeetshooting Champion and former beauty shop owner, Stine hunted and fished alongside him all over the Pacific Northwest. Later in life she took up painting. They remained together for 57 years. —excerpt from EddieBauer.com.