The Foreign Service Journal, March 2024

74 MARCH 2024 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL Ms. Clark was born in New York City on May 30, 1937, to Howard and Elizabeth Petersen. She grew up in Washington, D.C., where her father was a senior War Department official, and then in Radnor, Pa. She graduated from the Agnes Irwin School and Radcliffe College. After college, she held positions in public radio in Amherst, Mass., and Washington, D.C., and pursued a career as an operatic singer. She accompanied her first husband, Herbert Spiro, to Cameroon in the mid-1970s, where he served as ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Upon her return to Washington, D.C., she was a consultant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. While there, she co-edited Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy (1979), one of the first modern-era treatments of the topic. Ms. Clark entered the Foreign Service in the political cone as part of its mid-level program in 1980. She had assignments in Reykjavík, Johannesburg, and Oslo. For her reporting in Johannesburg, she was the first FSO to be awarded the National Intelligence Community’s Exceptional Collector National HUMINT Award. She also served as special assistant to the under secretary for political affairs. She subsequently directed the newly established State Department Human Rights and Democracy Fund in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. In 1993 she married Foreign Service Officer Warren Clark. After retiring in 2000, she served as an election observer for the National Endowment for Democracy, with missions to Lebanon, Jordan, and Yemen. Ms. Clark was as an editorial board member of The Foreign Service Journal, in which she published several articles. She was an active member of the Women’s National Democratic Committee, serving among other capacities as vice president for political affairs. Ms. Clark was predeceased by her husband, who died in 2018. She is survived by two sons from her first marriage, Peter and Alexander Spiro; stepchildren Sarah Clark Stuart, Warren Clark, and Hope Clark; and eight grandchildren. n Susan Woolley Hopper, 82, a retired office management specialist and Foreign Service spouse, died of cardiac arrest due to mesenteric ischemia on Sept. 18, 2023, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Ms. Hopper was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1941. She joined the Foreign Service in 1968 and served in Accra, Zagreb, Bangkok, Stuttgart, and Cairo before marrying David Hopper, a State Department Foreign Service officer, in 1979. They then served together in Abu Dhabi, Krakow, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Beijing. Ms. Hopper also spent time in the Political-Military Bureau and the bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Diplomatic Security in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hopper retired in 2001 and accompanied her spouse to assignments in Melbourne, Chennai, and Ottawa. When Mr. Hopper retired in 2010, the couple moved to the small college town of Hamilton, N.Y., where she actively supported the hospital, library, garden club, and other local causes. Ms. Hopper is survived by her husband, David, and daughter Ann, an FSO with USAID. n Kit Allison Junge, 66, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Dec. 9, 2023, in Surprise, Ariz., from heart failure. Ms. Junge was born on March 26, 1957, in Chicago, Ill., to Joyce and Hubert Junge. She grew up in the Seattle/Tacoma area From 1964 to 1967, he was in Aden, where his second daughter, Elizabeth, was born. The family returned to Beirut in 1967, just in time for Kate and the kids to be evacuated to Athens for six weeks due to the Six-Day War. They stayed in Beirut until starting a new assignment to Jeddah for six months in 1968. In 1969 the family moved to Eastchester, N.Y. Mr. Carr worked for the National Foreign Trade Council in New York City for nine years. His third child, Christopher, was born in Massachusetts, and Mr. Carr earned his Ph.D. from New York University during that time. In March 1979, he began working for USAID. He was posted in Damascus (1979-1980), Nouakchott (1980-1983), Cairo (1983-1987), and Washington, D.C., where he remained until his retirement in January 1993. After retirement, Mr. Carr and his wife moved to New Bedford, Mass., until 2001, when they moved to Fort Collins, Colo. In 2018 the couple moved again, this time to Centennial, Colo. Mr. Carr enjoyed playing tennis, collecting stamps, walking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and generally being active. Travel was a passion, and he especially loved Kauai, Hawaii. Mr. Carr was predeceased by his middle child, Elizabeth Leila Carr Zariello, and his brother, Robert W. Carr. He is survived by his spouse, Kate Carr; daughter Cynthia Carr (and spouse Mark) of Centennial, Colo.; son Christopher Carr of Encino, Calif.; and grandchildren Daniel, Rebecca, Ian, and Leila. Mr. Carr will be buried in Newington, N.H. n Elizabeth Petersen Spiro Clark, 86, a retired Foreign Service officer, died of cancer on Oct. 31, 2023, in Chevy Chase, Md.