The Foreign Service Journal, November 2019

98 NOVEMBER 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL n Deane Lawrence Hutchins, M.D., 94, a retired Foreign Service medical offi- cer, passed away on July 8 at his home in Camden, Maine. Mr. Hutchins was born in Kingfield, Maine, in 1925. He served with the Navy in the Pacific during WorldWar II. Afterward, he graduated from the University of Maine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. Opening a family practice in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, he also provided medical care at the Student Health Center at the University of Maine. He later accepted a position with the World Health Orga- nization’s initial Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Program in Northern Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Dr. Hutchins then joined the State Department as a medical officer, serving in Nigeria, Kuwait, Yugoslavia, Burma and Germany, as well as Washington, D.C. After retiring from the Foreign Service in 1986, Dr. Hutchins served on the board of the Regional Medical Center in Lubec, Maine. He was a dedicated found- ing member of the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association and enjoyed silversmithing, woodworking, gardening, skiing and golf. Dr. Hutchins is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia, and their daughters, Jean, Sally, Nancy and Becky. Donations may be made in his memory to the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association at 973 S. Lubec Road, Lubec ME 04652. n Rodney Charles Johnson, M.D., 87, a retired Foreign Service psychiatrist, died on July 29 at Countryside Manor in Sheboygan, Wis. He had been a resident in Countryside Manor’s memory care unit for sevenmonths. He was born on March 30, 1932, to Alice (Jensen) and Ed Johnson in Audu- bon, Minn. He graduated from Lake Park High School in 1950. In 1958 he married Dolcye Ann Torgerson, and they became the parents of three children. Dr. Johnson completed his medical training at the University of Minnesota in 1961 followed by a residency in psychiatry. In 1965 he accepted a position on the staff of the Sheboygan Clinic. In 1980 he joined the State Department as assistant medical director for clinical psychiatry. He participated in the debrief- ing of the American hostages when they were released by Iran. Dr. Johnson traveled to various posts, including Mexico City for three years, where he served all of South and Central America and the entire Caribbean region. As a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Dr. Johnson was deployed to Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in November 1990, serving on the front lines during Operation Desert Stormwith the 7th Corps, 3rd Armored Division. In retirement, he spent summers on Detroit Island in Lake Michigan, where he docked his 72-foot sailing ketch, the Barlovento . His proudest achievement was building a two-story stone house on his beloved island, setting every stone himself. His love of sailing led to his crossing the Atlantic Ocean seven times in vari- ous sailboats. Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Dolcye; sons, Kirt and Kristian; daugh- ter, Kirstin (and her husband, Henry III) Brandtjen; twin grandsons, Douglas Charles and Conrad Robert; grandson Henry Brandtjen IV; two brothers; and one sister. n David Taylor Jones, 77, a retired Senior Foreign Service officer of Arlington, Va., died on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by his wife and daughters. Mr. Jones was born on Dec. 22, 1941, in Scranton, Pa., toWilliamTaylor Jones andMartha Evans Jones. He earned bach- elor’s andmaster’s degrees in international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he met Teresa Tie-Liang Chin, who would become his lifelong partner. They were married in Philadelphia in 1964, shortly before Mr. Jones’ departure to Korea for a tour as a second lieutenant in the intelligence branch of the Army. Two years later, Mr. Jones left active duty to pursue his passion for international relations by joining the U.S. Foreign Ser- vice. But he remained in the Army Reserve for more than 20 years and was awarded the Joint Service CommendationMedal for distinguished service when he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1992. Throughout his 34-year State Depart- ment career, Mr. Jones specialized in polit- ico-military issues, including arms control. Following assignments to Paris, NATO/ Brussels and the Greek Base Negotiations, he played a key role in the negotiation and ratification of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty. He was special assistant to Ambas- sador Maynard Glitman for the INF nego- tiations in 1987, and served as deputy director of the INF Treaty Ratification Task Force in 1988. On promotion to the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Jones became the foreign affairs adviser (POLAD) to two Army chiefs of staff from 1989 to 1992, for which the Department of the Army pre- sented him with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He was then awarded an Una Chapman Cox Fellowship, which he used to write “The Politico-Military Function and the Department of State: The Future of Foreign Policy Advisors (POLADS) in the 21st Century” (self-published, 2009). His final assignment was a four-year posting as political minister counselor