On Sunday, June 4, 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs published Norma Hunt’s obituary for the first time. They relayed the sad news of Norma’s passing in a statement that was published on the Chiefs’ official website.
Statement from the Hunt Family was the caption. “Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of our mother, Norma,” the sombre message began. All who knew her will sadly miss the lovely mother and outstanding woman she was.
At the age of 85, Norma Hunt, the late Lamar Hunt’s wife and the mother of Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, passed away.
She was well-known for being the only female present at all 57 Super Bowls, including the Chiefs’ most recent title game against the Philadelphia Eagles in February.
The quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, tweeted his sympathy.
Mrs. Norma was the best. Glad to be a part of this special organization she help build. She will be missed! Prayers to the entire Hunt family. 🙏🏽💔 https://t.co/YOiDzVUK3j
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) June 4, 2023
“Mrs. Norma was the best,” he wrote. I’m happy to be a part of the unique company she helped build. We will miss her! To the entire Hunt family, prayers. 🙏🏽💔”
On March 28, 1938, Norma Lynn Knobel was born in Dallas, Texas.
At her alma school, Richardson High School, she taught American history. She also had a part-time job with the Dallas Texans, who would eventually change their name to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 1964, she tied the knot with Lamar Hunt in a secret ceremony. The success of the American Football Conference Championship Trophy can be attributed to Lamar.
He was one of the American Football League’s first players. Later, the AFL and NFL united to create the current league.
Both MJS (Major League Soccer) and FC Dallas are currently owned by the Hunt family.
Clark Hunt took over management of the Kansas City Chiefs and other teams after Lamar Hunt’s passing in 2006.
He now holds a prominent position in the ownership of the National Football League.
With Lamar, Norma had two sons: Daniel Hunt and Clark Hunt. She remained close to the City Chiefs, Clark, thanks to her philanthropic activity.
When did Lamar Hunt and Norma Hunt tie the knot?
Lamar Hunt, who passed away, had a deep love for sports, particularly football. He took Norma to three college games, one pro game, and one high school football game in the first four days of their relationship, according to Norma, his second wife.
Football was a sport that Norma followed before she married Lamar, but she later developed a passion for it that she shared with her future husband and family.
Local media announced their engagement on January 15, 1964.
Additionally, on January 22, 1964, Lamar Hunt, who was 31 at the time, wed Norma, who was 25 at the time, in her parents’ Richardson home.
Later, the couple travelled to Austria for the Winter Olympics as their honeymoon.
That would give them more time to watch sporting events like football matches, the Olympics, tennis matches, soccer matches and other professional sports.
The only woman to appear in every Super Bowl
Norma is not just a member of NFL aristocracy but also a vital member of the Chiefs staff.
Norma made it her goal to watch every Super Bowl game from the start. She was the only woman to receive the honour thanks to her tenacity and enthusiasm.
Lamar instructed his boys to make sure that his wife attended the game in 2007 when his health prevented him from participating in the Super Bowl.
Her husband “couldn’t bear” to see her miss even one championship game, according to Norma.
It demonstrated how crucial it was to Lamar and Norma.
After Lamar passed away, Norma continued to watch the Super Bowl matches until she passed away.
The Norma Hunt obituary did not mention the reason of death or any information about the funeral.
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