The Foreign Service Journal, November 2019

100 NOVEMBER 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL and graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. In 1959 he received a bachelor’s degree in Slavic studies fromHarvard College. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied international relations at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Mr. Ronhovde joined the U.S. Air Force in 1962 and was assigned as a first lieuten- ant to teach geography, international relations and defense policy at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. In 1966 he was appointed a career offi- cer in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and Budapest. He became fluent in Russian, German, Swedish, Hungarian, French and Italian. Following his resignation from the For- eign Service in 1981, Mr. Ronhovde worked for nine years as a foreign exchange programmanager for the USDA Graduate School’s International Institute. Mr. Ronhovde is survived by two sisters, Andrea Ronhovde and Nora Hohenlohe; a brother-in-law, Christian Hohenlohe; a sister-in-law, Julie Ron- hovde; three nephews; two nieces; and 11 great nephews and nieces. n Oliver “Ollie” Charles Shaw, 85, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on Aug. 3 in Albuquerque, N.M., after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Shawwas born in St. Louis County, Mo., to Oliver and Clara Shaw, and he was raised there along with his sister, Shirley. He would later serve in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. In November 1961, Mr. Shaw joined the U.S. Foreign Service and served as a com- munications officer in Rangoon, Guate- mala City, Brussels, Asuncion and Jakarta. He then served as a budget and fiscal officer in Tehran, Tokyo, Nairobi, Cairo, La Paz, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, fromwhere he retired in 1991. Mr. Shaw’s three decades abroad included a broad range of experiences. On his first day in Rangoon, his first post, the communication center was too busy to show him the ropes, and he was told to “go sit in the corner,” which he did all day. Only later in the day did he find out that a military coup was taking place. His second tour, in Guatemala City, was spent under martial law, and there he witnessed a terrorist attack on a military convoy on his way to the airport. In Tehran (even before the fall of the shah and U.S. embassy), he and other embassy personnel and their families were under constant terrorist threat. In Kenya, he handled VIPs who arrived for the funeral of President Jomo Kenyatta. In Cairo, he took care of VIPs who came for the funeral of assassinated President Anwar Sadat, and was also in charge of security for three former U.S. presidents (Nixon, Ford and Carter). Mr. Shaw’s retirement was filled with music, books and discussions of politics and national and international events with anyone at any time. Friends and family recall his good humor, quick wit and big heart. His family feels so fortunate to have traveled the world and experienced a mul- titude of cultures. Mr. Shaw leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Janet S. Shaw; a daughter, Michelle Crockett, and her husband, Robert, from Arvada, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Jodi Shaw, from Honolulu, Hawaii; and three granddaughters, Jenna Crockett, Hayli Crockett and Lauren Shaw. He was pre- deceased by his son, Patrick L. Shaw. n Jean Marie Heywood Tueller, 90, wife of retired Foreign Service Offi- cer Blaine Carlson Tueller and mother of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Heywood Tueller, passed away on Aug. 14 in Lehi, Utah. Ms. Heywood earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Utah State University in 1952. She married Mr. Tueller in 1953, after his return from a church mission in Holland. They had met in 1944 as they began high school in Cedar City, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Tueller spent 30 years traveling on assignment with the For- eign Service, making homes in Dublin, Vienna, Tangier, Caracas, Panama City, Manila and Madrid. In retirement, the couple returned to Utah and were called to preside over the Athens mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From there, they traveled in Turkey, Albania, Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt. Mrs. Tueller is survived by her hus- band, Blaine Carlson Tueller; their 10 children; 30 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Davis and Myrl Jenkins. A scholarship for international stu- dents has been established at Utah Valley University to honor Mr. and Mrs. Tueller’s legacy of education, family and global community: the Blaine Carlson and Jean Marie Heywood Tueller Scholarship. n Michael Masahiko Uyehara, 64, a retired Foreign Service officer, died of cancer Jan. 10 at his home in Fairfax, Va. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Uye- hara joined the Foreign Service in 1986 and served in London, Belfast, Manila, Washington, D.C., Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyiv, Baghdad, Vienna and Belgrade. He retired in September 2018. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Uyehara served in the U.S. Army for eight years both as an enlistee and as an officer. Mr. Uyehara is survived by his wife, fellow FSO Margaret A. Uyehara, and five children: Andrew, Leilani, Ryan, Christopher and Malia. n