The Foreign Service Journal, March 2020

72 MARCH 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL D.C., he graduated fromMercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa., in 1952 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1957. The next year, he began his Foreign Service career at the Department of State with an assignment in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, during which time he obtained a certificate in international studies from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Clarke earned a certificate in African studies in 1968 from Northwest- ern University following tours in San José, Bogotá and Bujumbura. He was subse- quently assigned as consul general in Douala, chargé d’affaires in Djibouti and political counselor in Lagos. Before his retirement in 1994, Mr. Clarke served as political counselor in Madrid and was the State Department adviser at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. After retiring, he stayed active in inter- national affairs. He was an independent consultant for political/military exercises around the world and also taught at the University of South Florida and the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute. Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife of 46 years, Chantal; four children; 10 grand- children; and one sister. n WilliamNeal Goodson , 92, a retired Foreign Service officer with USAID, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2019, in Virginia. Mr. Goodson’s education included mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, business administration at The George Washington University and studies at the Foreign Service Institute. Mr. Goodson spent more than 20 years as a career Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He specialized in urban development, in particular ensuring that U.S. assistance for low-income housing adhered to government standards. He served in Jamaica, Argentina and Kenya. Colleagues remember Mr. Goodson for his gracious approach and ability to bring varying cultures and opinions to common ground. While his career made himmany friends, it was his family that was most important to him. Mr. Goodson enjoyed working in the garden, scuba diving and being near the ocean. He is survived by his wife, Jean LeDonne Goodson; his children, Lisa Dady (and her husband, John), William Goodson Jr. (and his wife, Wendy) and Robert Goodson (and his wife, Cath- erine); his sister, Nancy Parrott (and her husband, Maynard); and seven grand- children. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Goodson’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria or to the Goodwin House Foundation. n Linda Jewell , 66, a retired U.S. For- eign Service officer and former ambassa- dor to Ecuador, died of cancer on Nov. 18, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Ms. Jewell was born in Little Rock, Ark. She attended Hall High School and was a member of the third four-year class of women at Yale College, graduating in 1975. She received a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Interna- tional Studies in 1988. Beginning her Foreign Service career with the U.S. Information Agency in 1976, she served in cultural and information roles in Jakarta, Mexico City, New Delhi and Warsaw. In Washington, D.C., she was desk officer for Mexico and Central America, and deputy director, then director, for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. After USIA was subsumed by the State Department in 1999, Ms. Jewell was assigned as deputy chief of mission in San José. On returning to Washing- ton, D.C., she served as chief of policy planning in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and, later, as deputy assistant secretary of State for Canada and Mexico. In 2005 she was appointed U.S. ambas- sador to Ecuador and served there until 2008. In the course of her career, Ms. Jewell was commended for her efforts to combat human trafficking. She received the Department of State Superior Honor Award and was awarded the Honorato Vasquez Order by the Ecuadorian government. On retiring from the State Depart- ment, Ms. Jewell served as vice president for the International Student Exchange Program. She retired from that position in 2013. In retirement, she actively promoted U.S. public diplomacy through vari- ous organizations, including the Public Diplomacy Council. She also served as board chair of PYXERA Global, a non- profit organization dedicated to mobiliz- ing citizen diplomats to address global challenges. She was a senior fellow of Yale Univer- sity’s Jackson Center for Global Affairs, and also volunteered her time to assist ICE detainees. Throughout her career, Ms. Jewell was known for her incisive policy sense, a high degree of integrity, and a fair but forceful management style. Her love of travel took her around the world several times. She toured exten- sively in Latin America, Asia and Europe. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, John Walsh; her children, Susanna