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Gazebo Dedicated to Bobbye Sloan

Gazebo Dedicated to Bobbye Sloan

Posted - Oct. 29, 2004 at 4:50 p.m.



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Keith McCord ReportingA special honor today for Bobbye Sloan, the late wife of Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. At Primary Children's Medical Center a special place in the garden was dedicated in her name.

Gazebo Dedicated to Bobbye Sloan

It's a small circular structure near the front door of Primary Children's Medical Center, called "Bobbye's Gazebo” in honor of Bobbye Sloan, who died this summer of cancer.

Dennis Haslam, Pres. Utah Jazz: “It’s an important occasion for the Jazz to pay homage to one of our very dear friends, Bobbye and her husband Jerry.”

Following her death, the Utah Jazz, along with Larry H. Miller Charities, wanted to come up with a way to honor Mrs. Sloan. With the Jazz' long-time relationship with the hospital, they created "Bobbye's Gazebo” as a place of comfort for families and patients going through difficult times.

Joseph Horton, CEO, Primary Children's Medical Center: "And in the midst of that drama, there is a need for respite, a need for peace, a need for healing. We're confident that this will be one of those places."

Coach Sloan, with his daughter Holly at his side, called Bobbye a special person who showed tremendous courage and strength as she struggled with her disease. Today's gesture was comforting to him as well.

Jerry Sloan, Jazz Head Coach: “And for the Utah Jazz and Larry Miller charities to do something like this, Bobbye and our whole family is overwhelmed by the support and the caring that people have shown.”

Bobbye Sloan died of pancreatic cancer in June. She and Jerry had been married for 41 years.

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