By his first wife, (Ruth Ray Hunt) H.L. Hunt had six children - H.L. Hunt III, Nelson Bunker Hunt, William Herbert Hunt, Caroline Hunt Schoellkopf, Margaret Hunt Hill and Lamar Hunt. A graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, she married a Navy pilot, Lloyd Sands. While he was off in World War II, she worked first in her father's Dallas office, then as a sales clerk at the Neiman Marcus department store. The couple had five children before they divorced in 1973 and she married Buddy Schoellkopf, who came from a prominent Dallas family. They too were later divorced. The entry into the hotel business began in 1979, when her children bought a rundown mansion in Dallas and spent $20 million for a nine-story hotel building next to it. Today, the Mansion on Turtle Creek is considered one of Dallas' finest. Hunt had in the past left most of the dealings of the trust to others, but the hotel business seemed to attract her interest. The construction of the tony Remington Hotel in Houston, the purchase of the Bel-Air and the Hotel Hana-Maui in Hawaii followed over the next five years, as did the building of the Crescent Court Hotel near downtown Dallas. While the trust handled the purchases, Hunt lent her name to the projects as a representative of the trust. Along with Stephen Sands, Bunker, and David Sands, , and Laurie Sands Harrison, are directors of each of the trust's businesses; the fourth son, Patrick, , is in management training at a store owned by Rosewood. Ms. Hunt is survived by her sons Stephen and Patrick Sands; a daughter, Laurie Sands Harrison; her brother William Herbert; a half brother, Ray Hunt; three half sisters, Ruth Hunt, Helen Hunt Hendrix and Swanee Hunt Ansbacher; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Haroldson Hunt died in 2005, and Margaret Hunt Hill died in 2007.