The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2019

66 JULY-AUGUST 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL ations, and consulted with host country officials on the implementation of these programs. Always working in a regional role, she covered five countries from Uzbekistan, six from Ukraine, 17 from Hungary, and four from the Philippines. After she retired from the Foreign Service in 2013, her hobbies and inter- ests included reading, keeping track of current events, spending time with her family and traveling around the world. Lisa Harshbarger is survived by her husband, Jasmir Kalajdzic; her son, Haris Kalajdzic; her parents, Richard and Jane Harshbarger; and a brother, Jon Harsh- barger. Condolences and flowers may be sent to Jasmir and Haris by contacting them at (Jasmir) and (Haris). n Joelle Holm, 91, a Foreign Service spouse, died on March 27 in Portland, Ore. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, FSO William “Bill” Helmer Holm, in 2004. Joelle Marie Madeleine Lemarchand was born in 1927 in Marseille, France. She lived through the German occupa- tion of France during World War II and survived the destruction of her family home in a bombing raid. After obtaining her baccalaureate in Aix-en-Provence, she moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where she met her future husband, Bill Holm. Mr. Holm’s work as a consular officer took the couple to France, Greece, Ethio- pia, Mexico, Somalia, Wales, Norway, Libya and Tunisia. Their four children were born in four different world capitals: Paris, Athens, Addis Ababa and Mogadishu. With her resourcefulness and decora- tive acumen, Mrs. Holm established lovely homes for her family at each post. Family members say that her charm, elegance, wit and facility with languages all helped her husband’s Foreign Service career. In 1980 the couple retired to Sharon, Conn., where Mrs. Holm blossomed as an entrepreneur and enjoyed working at the former Salisbury Antiques Center. Mrs. Holm is survived by daughter Ingrid (and husband David Rabin) of Portland, Ore.; daughter Melinda of New York City; son William (and wife Anne) of New York City; daughter Stephanie (and partner Kit Ward) of London, England; seven grandchildren; goddaughter Isabelle Juhasz and niece Joelle Descov- ich of Paris, France; cousins Maryvonne Strauseisen and Monique Charpentier; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Donations in Joelle’s memory may be made to your local hospice care team. n Alan W. Lukens, 94, a retired ambassador and U.S. Foreign Service officer, died on Jan. 5, at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., of congestive heart failure. Mr. Lukens was born in Philadelphia and attended Episcopal Academy. He interrupted his university studies at Princeton University to serve with the 10th Mountain Division and the 20th Armored Division in Europe, where his unit liber- ated the concentration camp at Dachau. Mr. Lukens graduated with honors from Princeton as part of the class of 1946, finishing in 1948, and he remained active in alumni affairs his entire life, including serving as class secretary and president. Mr. Lukens joined the Foreign Service in 1951 and served for 36 years. After postings in Istanbul, Ankara, Martinique and Paris, in 1960 he represented the United States at independence ceremo- nies for Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon and Congo. Mr. Lukens also opened the U.S. embassy in Brazzaville that year. He returned there as U.S. ambassador from 1984 to 1987. In the intervening years he served in Bangui, Paris and Rabat; as deputy chief of mission in Dakar, Nairobi and Copenhagen; and as consul general in Cape Town. In Washington, D.C., he ran the Junior Officer Division in the Bureau of Personnel and worked on Western Euro- pean affairs. Ambassador Lukens was co-chairman of the Peace Commission of the National Cathedral from 1997 to 2002. He served as president of DACOR and belonged to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, the American For- eign Service Association, the Explorers Club and the Woodrow Wilson House Council. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Chevy Chase Club and president of the American Friends of Turkey. Amb. Lukens is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan Atkinson Lukens; his four children, Lewis (and Andrea) Lukens, Francie (and Jeff) Bennett, Susie Lukens and Timothy (and Jenny) Lukens; and 10 grandchildren. n Duncan Hager MacInnes, 71, a retired member of the Senior Foreign Service, passed away on April 22 in Sarasota, Fla. Mr. MacInnes was born in Abington, Penn., on Dec. 15, 1947, to David and Kathleen (nee O’Neill) MacInnes. In 1969 Mr. MacInnes received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. After graduation, he married Donna Ives, who would later pursue a career in interna- tional educational exchange, including the Fulbright program.