The Kansas City Chiefs first shared Norma Hunt obituary on Sunday, June 4, 2023. They posted a statement on the Chiefs’ official website in which they shared the news of Norma’s passing.
It was captioned as ‘Statement from the Hunt Family.’ The sorrowful statement read, “Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of our mother, Norma. She was a wonderful mother and an extraordinary woman who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.”
Norma Hunt, wife of the late Lamar Hunt and the mother of Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, passed away at the age of 85.
She was widely known for being the only woman who attended all 57 Super Bowls, including the Chief’s most recent championship game in February against Philadelphia Eagles.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, expressed his condolences on Twitter.
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
He wrote, “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. 🙏🏽💔”
Norma Lynn Knobel was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 28, 1938.
She was an American History teacher at her alma mater, Richardson High School. She also worked part-time in the office of the Dallas Texans, the teams that would later become the Kansas City Chiefs.
In a private marriage ceremony, she tied the know with Lamar Hunt in 1964. Lamar was the reason behind the prosperity of the American Football Conference Championship Trophy.
He was one of the founding members of the American Football League. Later, the AFL merged with the NFL in order to form the modern league.
The Hunt family also founded MJS (Major League Soccer) and currently owns FC Dallas.
After Lamar Hunt’s death in 2006, his son Clark Hunt took charge of the Kansas City Chiefs and other franchises.
He has now become a leading voice in National Football League ownership.
Norma had two sons with Lamar, Daniel Hunt, and Clark Hunt. Her charitable work kept her close to the City Chiefs, Clark.
When did Lamar Hunt and Norma Hunt tie the knot?
Late Lamar Hunt was passionate about sports, especially football. His second wife, Norma, once recalled that in the initial days of their relationship, he took Norma to three college games, one pro game, and one high school football game within four days.
Before Norma’s marriage to Lamar, she also followed football, but it later became a passion that she shared with her future husband and family.
On January 15, 1964, local media shared their engagement news.
Furthermore, in the same week, on January 22, 1964, then-31-year-old Lamar Hunt married then-25-year-old Norma at her parents’ house in Richardson.
The pair later went to the Austria Winter Olympics for their honeymoon.
That would extend their time to attend football games, the Olympics, tennis tournaments, soccer games, and other pro-sporting events.
The only woman to appear in every Super Bowl
Norma is not only a royalty in the NFL but also an integral presence in the Chiefs organization.
Since the beginning, Norma made it her mission to attend each Super Bowl game. Her determination and passion made her the only woman to acquire that honor.
In Super Bowl 2007, when Lamar’s health was stopping him from appearing in the Super Bowl, he told his sons to make sure that his wife made it to the event that year.
Norma said that her husband “couldn’t bear” her missing even one championship game.
It was proof of how essential it was for Lamar and Norma.
Norma continued to attend the Super Bowl games after Lamar’s death till her own death.
No cause of death or details regarding the funeral were included in the Norma Hunt obituary.