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Melvin Clayton "Mel" Root 1934 - 2013

Melvin Clayton "Mel" Root

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March 30, 2013
Mel's loss is not only to his local community, but to all who encountered him. He was a kind, friendly and generous man. Jan, Mary Kay and Michael, we got to know you all through the AFS retreats at Western Life Camp. I will always remember Mel's patient smile while he taught students from Singapore, Ghana, Argentina and Italy how to throw an American football. The kids loved him, and he returned that love to each one. He was a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend to all those foreign students for the few days they shared his world, giving them a view of the best American has to offer. Tarmo & Kay Sutt, Santa Fe
March 29, 2013
Very sorry to hear this news. Hearts to your family.
March 29, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of a sweet man that was the father of my good friend Mary Kay. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jan, Annette, Michael, and especially to you Mary.
Always in my thoughts!!
March 29, 2013
Mel was a great man. He was a good friend of my family. His loss will be felt throughout Las Vegas. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of sorrow.
March 29, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I'll miss Mel. He was quite a guy, and definitely not your ordinary republican.
March 29, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. Jan, Annette, Mary Kay and Michael we think of all of you often. May God Bless and be with you during this time. Love, Leroy and Cathy Chavez
March 29, 2013
karmin , steve, steven and justin satterfield, we love u and are sorry for your loss
March 29, 2013
Mel was my bro-in-law and we go back to our teen age years in Lynch, Ky. He was special to his sister Betty and I and we were privileged to have him in our home a number of times. We visited him and Jan in East Lynn and Rantoul, IL but regret that we never got to visit him in NM. We played golf in Fl and MI and enjoyed each others company so very much. I write this with tears in my eyes for he was more like a brother than an in-law. I will truly miss him but will meet him again someday in that Heavenly City and we can sit down with the Lord and rehash our times together on earth. Rest in peace my brother and friend.
March 29, 2013
Mel, I never got to thank you for your positive enforce and guidance. Your teaching, live and light will be felt by many and you will be missed. I owe my many successes to you. You touched many lives and left the world a much better place. Prayers to you in Heaven and to your family. Peace.
March 28, 2013
To the Root Family:
Mel was a great influence on my life, and I am gratified by his service to the Lord Jesus. Mel was a great role model for so many folks, including youth and adults. I enjoyed ministering with Mel at the Springer boys school and that included taking the boys to Mel's Camp in the mountains.I attended many sporting events with Mel, and I really enjoyed his company. This is a big loss for Las Vegas and the State of New Mexico.
However, Mel is in Heaven now, and he did fight the good fight all the way to the end.
Also, may the Lord be with the immediate family during this grieving period. Mel was a legend.

Blessings,

Larry Byrd

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