Strate Funeral Home

505 10th Street, Davenport, WA


Myron Laverne Root

April 26, 1926March 15, 2020

Myron Laverne Root, 93, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father on March 15, 2020. Myron was born in Garfield, Washington to Rev. Myron Leroy Root and Lou Della (Walker) Root on April 26, 1926. He was drafted into the US Army near the end of World War II. He received his military training at Fort Hood, TX and served in the Philippines and at the Presidio in San Francisco. After his discharge from the Army, Myron attended Seattle Pacific College. While attending SPC he met a special girl from Arizona, Minta Coffman. Myron and Minta were married August 17, 1950, in Everett, WA with his father officiating. Like his father Myron also went into full time ministry. Myron served in pastoral ministry for over 40 years. serving in the Free Methodist Church and in the Evangelical Church of North America. Myron and Minta retired in 1993 and bought a home in Wilbur, WA. They were soon very active in their community. Myron and Minta were very active members of the Almira Community Church for many years. Myron lost Minta to cancer in 2015, after 65 years of marriage. In 2017, Myron went to live at Riverview Retirement Community in Spokane, WA. He made many friends there and loved the staff. He was known throughout his life for his sense of humor and kept it all his life. Myron had a number of interests during his life. He was a model railroader, a ham radio operator, and an amateur photographer. He loved to sing. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club for many years and served as President in two different clubs. Myron was preceded in death by his wife Minta, his parents, his five brothers, Burton, Paul, Eldon, Elmer, and Merle and his sister Lois Baxter. He is survived by his children, Charles Root, his daughter Candace Lewry (Trent), his son Mike Root (Laura), and his daughter Virginia Kinyon. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A private internment will take place at Washington Veterans Cemetery Medical Lake, Washington. Memorials can be made to Almira Community Church or the Wilbur Senior Center.


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Jeff and Bonny Cochran

March 18, 2020

Myron (and Minta) made a big impact in our church family at Almira Community Church. Whenever Myron was invited to share a Sunday message, we would all be challenged to personal revival. Personally, we loved our Gaither evenings with Myron & Minta, tapping our toes and rejoicing with them. The love for the Lord in their home was sweet. And now, we will look forward to greatest ever reunion day!