Chiefs matriarch dies at 85 – .

Norma Hunt was the longtime wife of Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt (1932–2006) and a matriarch to the team. 

Norma Hunt’s legacy 

Norma and Lamar Hunt were married in 1964, just before the team he owned, the Dallas Texans, became the Kansas City Chiefs. They remained married until his death in 2006, at which time ownership of the Chiefs transferred to Norma and Hunt’s children, with their son Clark Hunt representing the team as the public face of their ownership. 

Hunt was an enthusiastic supporter of the Chiefs and the NFL, and she was the only women who attended all 57 Super Bowls. At Super Bowl XLI, she participated in the coin toss. 

Notable quote 

“[Lamar Hunt] loved statistics and streaks, and it was fun for him to tell people I had seen every Super Bowl. As the numbers started to get higher and higher, I told Lamar that if he insisted on telling people I had seen every Super Bowl, then he better tell them I started when I was 8 years old!” —from a 2020 interview for the Kansas City Star  

Tributes to Norma Hunt 

Full obituary: The Kansas City Star 

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