N. Lois Baxter
Lois was born January 20, 1912 in Tekoe, Washington to Rev. M.L. Root and his wife, Della, in a Free Methodist parsonage. She accepted Christ into her life at age 10, taught her first Sunday school class at age 13 and kept teaching most of the rest of her life.
Lois met Richard L. Baxter at the Sunnydale Free Methodist Church and they were married in 1934. They lived happily together for 64 1/2 years with Richard serving Free Methodist churches both as Pastor and Evangelist.
He preceded her in death in 1998 as did her brothers, Burton, Paul, Eldon and Elmer.
She is survived by her children, Robin, Bellevue, WA and Richard (Betty), Bothell, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer Baxter, Virginia Beach, VA, Christopher Baxter, Stanwood, WA, and Lisa (Kevin) Coghill, Arlington, WA; great-grandchildren, Anastasia and Alexander Baxter, Stanwood, WA, Rory and Toran Coghill, Arlington, WA; brothers, Merle (Beulah) Root, Mount Vernon, WA and Myron (Minta) Root, Wilbur, WA; sister-in-law, Maxine Helton, Temecula, CA; numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family; grand-nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Arlington Free Methodist Church. Viewing will be on Friday, October 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Weller Funeral Home in Arlington, WA.