The Foreign Service Journal, November 2013

60 NOVEMBER 2013 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL IN MEMORY and then as chair since 2011. Following her untimely death, AAFSW leaders decided that this year’s fair would go on, as Mrs. Felt would have wished. The October Art & BookFair was officially dedicated to her, with a photo display allowing visitors to add memo- ries and condolences. In addition, an AAFSW scholarship has been created in Mrs. Felt’s name to be awarded to a student with an excep- tional record of community service, honoring her generous and active spirit. To donate, visit and fol- low the links under “Remembering Judy Felt,” or visit AAFSW’s Facebook page and click on the yellow “Give” button. Checks can also be mailed to the AAFSW office for the “Judy Felt Memorial Schol- arship.” Among her friends, colleagues and fel- low volunteers, Mrs. Felt is remembered not only for her warmth and generosity of spirit, but for her supportiveness. She was always quick to acknowledge and express gratitude for others’ contributions, no matter how small. Judy Felt is survived by her husband, Jack, of Alexandria; her son, Justin (and his wife, Nicole) of Washington, D.C.; her daughter, Emily Felt of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Jane (and her husband, Gary) McDevitt of Burnsville, Mo., and Joanne (and her husband, Bill) Calvert of Gravois Mills, Mo. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, John Clark of Columbia, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the HERA Women’s Ovarian Cancer Foundation, the Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va ., or the Roseville, Illinois Community Center. n Ernest B. Gutierrez , 94, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Aug. 21 at his home in Falls Church, Va., following a n Judy Clark Felt, 68, the wife of retired FSO Jack Felt, died of complica- tions from ovarian cancer on July 22 in Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Felt was born in Columbia, Mo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in zool- ogy and a master’s degree in genetics from the University of Missouri, where she met her prospective husband in a calculus class. The two wed in 1967, while Mrs. Felt was working on her M.S. degree. Their daughter, Emily, was born in 1971; the next year, following Mr. Felt’s service in the Navy, the family settled in New York. There Mr. Felt worked at the Pepsi-Cola Company and Mrs. Felt taught genetics at York College in Queens. In 1973 the family moved to Iran, where Mr. Felt worked for an IT company and Mrs. Felt worked at the Population Planning Association of Iran. Three years later, he joined the Foreign Service. For the next 27 years, Mrs. Felt accompanied her husband on tours in Kenya (where their son, Justin, was born), Nigeria, Mexico, Canada, Greece and Washing- ton, D.C. Mrs. Felt served as a Community Liaison Officer in Lagos and Athens, and held many other intermittent positions, as well. In 1988, she earned a master’s degree in demography from Georgetown University, and subsequently worked for the Population Reference Bureau and Decision Demographics, among other organizations. A longtime member of Associates of the American Foreign Service World- wide, Mrs. Felt served the organization in many capacities, including as president (2005-2007). She received the Dorman Award in 2007 for her exceptional service to AAFSW. She was especially dedicated to the Art & BookFair, serving as co-chair heart attack earlier in the month. Ernest Borunda Gutierrez was born in Alamogordo, N.M. While complet- ing his studies at Eastern New Mexico State University and training as a Naval Air Cadet in the run-up to World War II, Mr. Gutierrez was recruited by the State Department, joining the Foreign Service in 1941. Over his 36-year diplomatic career, Mr. Gutierrez served in consular posi- tions in Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Egypt and Colombia. He retired in 1977 as officer in charge of consular affairs in Frankfurt. After retirement, Mr. Gutierrez and his wife settled at Skyline Plaza in Falls Church, Va. But they also continued to travel extensively, enjoying many cruises, as well as a winter home in Spain. Mr. Gutierrez was a licensed pilot and also did volunteer work for Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Maria Guevara Gutierrez of Falls Church; three children, Ernest B. Gutierrez Jr. of Arlington, Va., Richard (and his wife, Nancy) Gutierrez of Silver Spring, Md., and Sonia Gutierrez of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Gilbert Gutierrez of La Luz, N.M.,; and two grandsons, Michael (and his wife, Linda) and Stephen. n Lewis Hoffacker, 90, a retired For- eign Service officer and former ambas- sador, died on Aug. 18 in Austin, Texas, with his two daughters by his side. Mr. Hoffacker was born in Glenville, Pa., on Feb. 11, 1923, the son of Beulah Barbehenn and Roscoe E. Hoffacker. He attended Gettysburg College and The George Washington University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received a B.A. in international affairs in 1948. He earned a master’s degree in international affairs at the Fletcher