Hundreds attend service to honor, celebrate Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen

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DENVER — More than 500 people attended a private service to celebrate Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen on Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver.

The Bowlen family, other NFL owners, President and CEO Joe Ellis, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway, Head Coach Vic Fangio, former Broncos coaches and former and current players were among those in attendance for the nearly 90-minute service.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants owner John Mara, Rams, Nuggets and Avalanche owner Stan Kroenke and Colts owner Jim Irsay were among Bowlen’s peers who came to Denver to pay their respects to the late Broncos owner and his family.

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker also attended the service.

Former Broncos coaches Gary Kubiak, Mike Shanahan and John Fox were all in attendance, as were former players Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little, Champ Bailey, John Lynch, Rich "Tombstone" Jackson, Ed McCaffrey, Terrell Davis, Gary Zimmerman and Peyton Manning.

Colorado governor Jared Polis and Denver mayor Michael Hancock also attended the service to pay their respects.

Bowlen's wife, Annabel, and all seven of his children participated in the procession, readings and recession.

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