Cherry Starr Wiki, Cause of Death, Cancer, Obituary, Bart Starr Wife, Funeral, Family, Net Worth

Cherry Starr Biography – Cherry Starr Wiki

Cherry Starr, born Cherry Louise Morton, was the wife of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr. Bart and Cherry were high school sweethearts and were married for over six decades before Bart died in 2019.

Originally from Ohio, Cherry eventually moved to the South, settling in Montgomery, AL, where she attended Sidney Lanier High School. While there, she met her future husband, Bart.

After attending Auburn University, Cherry married Bart and resided in Tuscaloosa, where they lived until the most important chapter in her life unfolded. She moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Bart pursued a football career.

Bart led the Packers to league championships in 1961, 1962, 1965 and 1966 as well as victories in the first Super Bowl in 1967 and the second Super Bowl in 1968. He was named NFL MVP in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He also served as the Packers’ head coach from 1975 through 1983.

Cherry co-founded Rawhide Youth Services in 1965. Rawhide helps youth and young adults who are struggling with mental health and behavioral challenges.

She was in Green Bay in October 2021 for the dedication of the Bart Starr Memorial Bridge in downtown Green Bay. Her last trip to Green Bay was in 2022 for a Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame banquet.

Cherry Starr Age

Cherry Louise Morton was born on May 3, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. She passed away on February 27, 2024. She was 89 years old.

Cherry Starr Death

Cherry Starr died on February 27, 2024, at age 89. The Starr Children’s Fund, an endowment the Starrs created to finance childhood cancer research, said in an online obituary that she passed away peacefully at her home in Birmingham, Alabama, with friends and family at her side.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement: “Cherry was passionate about carrying on Bart’s legacy of supporting each new generation of quarterbacks, as Bart and then Cherry wrote letters to to so many around the league. I know the players cherished those notes of encouragement.”

Cherry Starr’s son, Bart Starr Jr., spoke with Action 2 News about his mother’s passing. He said the family spent the last few weeks by her side to offer comfort and say goodbye.

“We knew that Mom had been battling various forms of cancer for many, many years and that sooner or later the cumulative effect of the cancer itself plus the treatments was going to have some sort of deleterious effect on her health,” said Starr, Jr. “We weren’t naïve about it, and the good news is she fought it off for a long, long time and it was really only the last few weeks that her health began to noticeably deteriorate, so to make it to almost 90 with really only 2-3 weeks of a real struggle, I hope we’re all that fortunate.”

Cherry Starr Cause of Death

The cause of Cherry Starr’s death is unknown. The online obituary by the Starr Children’s Fund did not mention a cause of death. Her son, Bart Starr, Jr., told WBAY-TV that she had been battling various forms of cancer for years.

Cherry Starr Family

Cherry Starr was preceded in death by her husband, Bart Starr (2019) and her son Bret (1988). She is succeeded by her son Bart Starr, Jr. (Elaena), grandchildren Shannon (Ryan), Jenny, and Lisa, and her six great-grandchildren (Bryan, Teddy, Violet, Dillon, Skyler, and Caden). She was a figurative mother to many more.

Brett died in 1988 at 24 due to complications from cocaine addiction.

Bart Starr Death

Bart Starr died on May 26, 2019, in Birmingham, Alabama, the Green Bay Packers confirmed in a statement. In a family statement released by the Packers, Starr’s family wrote: “We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr. He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome.”

“While he may always be best known for his success at the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit. Our family wishes to thank the thousands of friends and fans who have enriched his life – and therefore our lives – for so many decades and especially during the past five years.”

The family concluded: “Each letter, text, phone call, and personal visit inspired him and filled him with joy. His love for all of humanity is well known, and his affection toward the residents of Alabama and of Wisconsin filled him with gratitude. He had hoped to make one last trip to Green Bay to watch the Packers this fall, but he shall forever be there in spirit.”