By Fanning Yater Tant
Brother Charles Fletcher House of Douglas, Arizona, known throughout the nation for his total commitment to the evangelization of Mexico, died of a massive heart attack on July 1. He was seventy-two years of age. His funeral service, conducted in both English (by Mack Kercheville) and in Spanish (by Pedro Rameriz Banda) was an occasion of great sadness for all. This sorrow was particularly evident among the Mexican brethren, whom he had loved so deeply, and who had reciprocated that love to the fullest. He had lived among these people, sharing in their humble life, and had won their hearts completely. Brother House is survived by his wife, Nattalee, his aged mother, Ira Maude House, his daughter, Marilyn Grimbly, a grand-daughter, Pam Greenspon, and a great-grandson, Jason Greenspon. Also grieving at his death will be an uncounted number of his “children in the faith” who had been led to Christ by his tireless efforts.
Through the years Brother House had written hundreds of letters to churches and individuals, pleading with them to recognize the great opportunity open to us in reaching the people of Mexico. Scores had responded, and there are now a number of small Mexican churches along the Mexico-U.S. border between El Paso and San Diego-churches which for years to come will be a living testimony to the unflagging zeal and dedication of this one man. May his tribe increase!
Brethren and churches who had been interested in the Mexican work, and who had from time to time sent contributions through Brother House to be used in furthering that cause may, if they desire, continue their contacts with that field through Brother Mack Kercheville (P.O. Box 3487, El Paso, TX 79923), or Brother Melvin Rose (179 B St., Brawley, CA 92227).
Guardian of Truth XXIX: 15, p. 471
August 1, 1985