Bobbye Sloan Biography – Bobbye Sloan Wiki
Bobbye Sloan is the first wife of Jerry Sloan, former Utah Jazz head coach. Jerry Sloan and Bobbye Sloan were married for 41 years from 1963 until her death in 2004.
Bobbye Sloan Age
Bobbye Sloan died on June 18, 2004 at the age of 61.
Bobbye Sloan Children
Jerry Sloan and Bobbye had three children: Kathy Wood, Holly Parrish, and Brian Sloan. Kathy works for a pharmaceutical company in Omaha, Neb. Holly is a junior high teacher and coach in suburban Chicago. Brian is an emergency room doctor in Indianapolis. He played basketball for Bobby Knight at Indiana University.
Bobbye Sloan Death
Bobbye Sloan died at a hospital in Evansville, Ind. on June 18, 2004 at the age of 61 after battling cancer. In January 2004, Bobbye visited a doctor with flu-like symptoms. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She died six months later.
Jazz owner Larry Miller said at the time: “She was such a positive, upbeat person. There was a lot of energy and strength of character with a really positive image. It’s the image I hope that all of us who know here will keep of her.”
Bobbye Sloan Cause of Death
Bobbye Sloan’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Jerry Sloan Death
Jerry Sloan died on May 22, 2020, due to complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia at age 78. The Utah Jazz said in a statement: “Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz. He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss. We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise.
“Our Hall of Fame coach for 23 years, Jerry had a tremendous impact on the Jazz franchise as expressed by his banner hanging in the arena rafters. His 1,223 Jazz coaching wins, 20 trips to the NBA Playoffs and two NBA Finals appearances are remarkable achievements. His hard-nosed approach only made him more beloved. Even after his retirement, his presence at Jazz games always brought a roaring response from the crowd.
“Like Stockton and Malone as players, Jerry Sloan epitomized the organization. He will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Tammy, the entire Sloan family and all who knew and loved him.”