Ellie was a vibrant, athletic, spectacular woman. She was born on Feb. 25, 1969. She lived in Leavenworth, Wash., until her death on April 12, 2014, by injuries from an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the Canadian Rockies. She was following her passion while doing what she loved to do.
Born in San Francisco, she grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from National Cathedral School and Brown University in 1992.
Ellie’s life took her on so many adventures. She summited Mount Ama Dablam in Nepal, where she met her husband at a 20,000 foot high camp. She was an accomplished skier, climber, biker and Division I lacrosse player and a periodic sports model. Most of all, she was a devoted mother to her two sons and a loving wife.
Ellie is survived by her husband, Christopher Booher; two sons, Jackson and Conrad; her father and stepmother, William Pryor and Sandra Hyde; her mother and stepfather, Diana and Henry Cashen; her two brothers, Thomas and William Pryor, and seven nieces and nephews.
Celebrations of Ellie’s life will be held in Leavenworth, Wash., on May 17 and Crested Butte, Colo., on July 5, 2014.