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Cheryl Lynn Starr

December 7, 1963 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Cheryl Newsom Starr, 59 of Pocatello, Idaho passed away on July 9, 2023.

She was born December 7, 1963, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Robert G. and Rita Newsom.

She married Johnny Ray Starr on Sept. 3, 1985. Together they raised two sons, Jacob and Allen. They later divorced.

She met James Robert Tea and built a life together until he passed away in 2010. She lost her oldest son, Jacob in 2012.

Cheryl grew up and attended schools in Pocatello, Idaho. She was a stay-at-home mom with the cleanest house around. She was always out tending to her flowers and garden.
She loved camping, fishing, hunting, and cranking up her music. She was active in Tang Soo Do which led to winning the state championship for women. She loved her pit bulls. They were always part of the family. She took great pride in her 1965 Impala.

Losing her oldest son took a toll on both her and Allen. She experienced a lot of pain and suffering but remained strong through it all. Being a wolf lover, the queen wolf finally is reunited and running free with her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by both parents, a sister, both husbands and her oldest son.

She is survived by her son Allen Starr, her sister Deena Bechtel, brothers Robert Newsom, Jr., and Michael Newsom along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 27th at 2 PM in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 309 N Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho 83204. A potluck will be held after services.

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Celebration of Life
August 27, 2023

2:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N. Garfield
Pocatello, ID 83204


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