Annabel Bowlen Biography
(Wife of the Owner of the Denver Broncos of the NFL, Patrick Dennis Bowlen)
Born In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Joan Annabel Bowlen née Spencer is a former teacher and figure skater who is married to the majority owner of Denver Broncos of the National Football League, Patrick Dennis “Pat” Bowlen. They met in Edmonton in Canada, and after a short courtship, married. Soon, they relocated to Denver, Colorado, where Pat bought the town’s NFL team. It catapulted the social status of the family, making them part of the city’s elites. While Pat worked tirelessly to make the Broncos one of the most domineering teams in the NFL, Annabel devoted herself to philanthropy. She first came to know about the Beacon Youth & Family Center in 1998 and founded Cherish the Children Guild. Since her husband stepped down as the Broncos CEO following the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease in 2014, she has taken more active role in the team’s operations.