Cherry Starr Biography – Cherry Starr Wiki
Cherry Starr born Cherry Louise Morton, was the wife of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback, Bart Starr. They were married for more than six decades.
Cherry and Starr both attended Montgomery’s Sidney Lanier High School. Bart Starr married his high school sweetheart, Cherry, in May of 1954, when they were both 20 years old.
In 1965, Starr and his wife, Cherry, helped co-found Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, Wisconsin, a facility designed to help at-risk and troubled boys throughout the state.
Cherry Starr Age
Cherry was born on May 3, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States as Cherry Louise Morton.
Cherry Starr Children
Cherry and her husband Bart Starr had two children, Bart Starr Jr. and Brett. 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. Green Bay Packers confirmed his death in a statement:
In a family statement released by the Packers, Starr’s family wrote that “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.”
A message from the family of Bart Starr pic.twitter.com/TmduH0EiZb
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 26, 2019