The Foreign Service Journal, May 2018

72 MAY 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL IN MEMORY n Terrell Arnold, 92, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Jan. 24 at Ascen- sion St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point, Wis. Mr. Arnold was born in Bluefield, W. Va., the son of the late Charles and Mary (nee Craven) Arnold. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, becoming chief petty officer and also quartermaster before he was honorably discharged in 1946. After military service, Mr. Arnold obtained a bachelor’s degree from Stan- ford University, a master’s degree in politi- cal science and economics from San Jose State and an associate’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh University. Mr. Arnoldmarried the former Yvonne Wright on Nov. 25, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. He joined the Foreign Service in 1957 and served inWashington, D.C., Cairo, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Colombo, Manila and São Paulo before retiring as a Minister Counselor in 1984. After retirement, Mr. Arnold worked as a consultant to the State Department until 2009. Mr. Arnold published six books on con- temporary foreign relations and was work- ing on a book about the Israel/Palestine conflict. He previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Stevens Point and president of Learning Is For Ever. In his spare time Mr. Arnold enjoyed fishing and birdwatching. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Arnold of Stevens Point, niece Pamela Arnold of Sandston, Va., and other nieces and nephews. n Jane Coffey, 87, the spouse of retired USIA Foreign Service Officer Fred Coffey, died on Feb. 1 at home in Denton, Texas, of Alzheimer’s disease. Mrs. Coffey was born and raised in Everett, Wash., by immigrant parents. Mrs. Coffey’s husband joined the For- eign Service in 1956; together they served in Brazil (twice), Nicaragua, Indonesia (twice), Thailand and Argentina. Their four children were born in Rio de Janeiro, Managua and East Java, Indonesia. Her family recalls that she adapted quickly to the political and economic con- ditions at post, hiding her children under the bed when communists in East Java were breaking windows in the neighbor- hood but getting annoyed when a touring American drummer stole the toilet seat from the family’s bathroom in Surabaya. Mrs. Coffey volunteered for many years with SHARE of McLean, Va., after her husband retired. She and her husband moved to Denton, Texas, three years ago to allow her to participate in a drug trial for Alzheimer’s in nearby Dallas. Mrs. Coffey is survived by her husband Fred; son Jeff (and wife Susanne) of Texas; daughter Teri (and her husband, Mike, and sons Tate, Logan and Cooper) of Virginia; son Pat (and his son, Taz) of California; and son Fred III of Florida. n Priscilla Staples Goodby, 86, the spouse of Ambassador (ret.) James Goodby, died of lung cancer on Feb. 2 at Sibley Memorial Hospital inWashington, D.C. Mrs. Goodby was born inWashing- ton, D.C., on Jan. 7, 1932, the daughter of Laurence and Ruth Staples. Her father was the executive director of All Souls Unitar- ian Church for 35 years. Mrs. Goodby was a 1949 graduate of Wilson High School and a 1953 graduate of Wellesley. She joined the staff of the Federal Reserve Board inWashington in 1953 and served for nearly a decade with its Inter- national Division, resigning to accompany her husband on his overseas assignments. Mrs. Goodby and her husband served in Brussels, Geneva, Stockholm and Helsinki, where Mr. Goodby was the U.S. ambassador to Finland. When they returned to private life, Mrs. Goodby assisted her husband in researching, writing and editing several books about international security issues. Her family reports that Mrs. Goodby was a strong advocate for social justice, beginning with her active early life at All Souls Unitarian Church, one of the few public places inWashington at that time open to African-Americans, not only for worship but also for sports and social activities. Mrs. Goodby was a lifetime member of the Southern Poverty Law Center. For sev- eral years she was an officer of the Board of PLAN of Maryland-D.C. For the past several years, the Goodbys have spent part of the year in the Bay Area of Northern California while working with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Mrs. Goodby is survived by her hus- band, Amb. James Goodby of Washing- ton, D.C.; two children, James Laurence Goodby of San Jose, Calif., and Sarah Walcott Goodby, of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Dorothy Staples Egbert, of Stillwa- ter, Okla. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center. n Joseph Charles Guardiano, 86, a retired Foreign Service officer with USAID, died on Dec. 22, 2017, in Fort Myers, Fla. As a youth growing up inWest New York, N.J., Mr. Guardiano wanted to see the world—and so he did. The Air Force took him to England and then to Savannah, Ga., where in his spare time he earned an asso- ciate’s degree at Armstrong College. The GI Bill paid for his education at Columbia College in New York City and his master’s degree study at Columbia Univer- sity’s School of International Affairs, where he met andmarried classmate Janet.