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HOUSE, Thekla

Thekla House, 71, born on February 3, 1941, in Zell/Mosel, Germany, passed away April 20, 2012. She resided in La Puente at the time of her passing.

Thekla House, born February 3,1941 in Zell on the Mosel Germany, was affectionately known as "Pony" to her friends. She never knew her father Nicolas Lamberty because shortly after she was born he became missing in action in Russia. Her mother Agnes Lamberty was receiving War veteran benefits and this resulted in a nomadic life style always moving from place to place. She remembers sleeping on beds of potato sacks and hearing the bombs burst nearby. At age thirteen, she graduated from lower schooling and went to work as a maid in a hotel where she earned two Marks per day (50 Cents). At age seventeen, she met and married Vincent House an Air Force serviceman. She immigrated with her husband to the USA, settled in La Puente in 1960, where they lived ever since, and earned her citizenship in 1977. Thekla and Vince founded three successful businesses and in 1998, sold the major enterprise and retired. The other two were left to their daughter and son-in-law to continue running. At this time, she began working as a volunteer at St Joseph School in La Puente. Pony served the needs of the children and staff there daily for over thirteen years. She retired in January of 2012 due to ongoing health problems and passed away on April 20, 2012 while happily walking with her husband and her two dogs in Sharbarum Park. Thekla is survived, by her loving husband, Vince House, a Councilmember at the City of La Puente, her three children, Liana, Kevin, and Leslie, along with five grandchildren. Funeral services are pending and will be announced online at http://www.tributes.com/show/Thekla-House-93664905 .

The Family request that in lieu of Flowers please send a donation in Thekla's name to St, Joseph School at 15650 Temple Ave, La Puente CA 91744. Thank You Very Much!
St. Joseph's School ?15650 Temple Ave.La Puente, CA 91744
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 25, 2012
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