Jacqueline Puzder was best known for being the first wife of Hall of Fame QB, Len Dawson who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl IV win. She was married to Dawson from 1954 until her death in 1978. Dawson on the hand is reported to have passed away on August 12, 2022, at the age of 87.
Jacqueline Puzder Children
Jacqueline and her husband Dawson had two children, a daughter Lisa Ann Dawson and a son Len Dawson, Jr. The two were high school sweethearts and were married in 1954. Jacqueline passed away in 1978 due to cancer-related complications.
Dawson’s children do not seem to have followed in their father’s footsteps of being sports persons. They maintained a low profile despite all the publicity that Dawson received.
After the death of Dawson’s first wife, he went on to marry Linda Louise whom he remained married until his death in 2022. It is not clear when the two celebrated their marriage but they seem to have had quite a good bond. Linda was beside her husband at the time of his death when he was taken to hospice care at the University of Kansas Medical Center just days prior to his death.
Len Dawson Death & Cause
On August 12, 2022, Dawson’s family announced that he had entered hospice care at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He died on August 24, at the age of 87. He will be remembered for leading the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV and being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as both a player and broadcaster.
Dawson worked for the Chiefs for nearly a half-century: 14 years as a quarterback and 33 as a broadcast analyst.
Confirming his death, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was “heartbroken” about Dawson’s death.
“Len Dawson is synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs. Len embraced and came to embody Kansas City and the people that call it home. You would be hard-pressed to find a player who had a bigger impact in shaping the organization as we know it today than Len Dawson did,” Hunt said in a statement.
“I admired Len my entire life — first as a Hall of Fame player on the field, and later as he transitioned into a successful broadcasting career. Throughout his remarkable career, Len made it a priority to give back to the community that he loved. The franchise has lost a true legend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and his family.”
RIP to the legend Len Dawson. The legacy and impact you made on Kansas City will live on forever. Prayers to his family 🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/AKMhxoUFYH
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) August 24, 2022