THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
Mrs. Radday was born in 1937 to Carl
and Vera (Sommers) Kruger of San Fran-
cisco, Calif. She received a bachelor’s
degree at Lone Mountain College and
earned a master’s degree in social work
from Catholic University, after which
she worked in adoption services at Cath-
olic Charities. Later in life she attended
Washington Theological Union, com-
pleted clinical pastoral education, and
became certified as a chaplain.
In 1961 Ellen married Harold Franz
Radday of Brooklyn and accompanied
him throughout his Foreign Service
career with the U.S. Information Agency
(1963-1989), raising their three children
in Kenya, Zanzibar, the Côte d’Ivoire,
Central African Republic, Belgium,
Malta and West Germany.
Mrs. Radday was active in embassy
communities, volunteered in the chil-
dren’s schools and was the embassy’s
Community Liaison Officer in Bonn. On
the family’s return to Washington, D.C.,
in 1986, she joined the National Associa-
tion of Catholic Chaplains and worked
as a chaplain at Holy Cross Hospital,
Sibley Memorial Hospital and Manor
Care Nursing Home.
She participated in faith-sharing
groups (including Cursillo and Part-
ners) and was an influential advocate
for social justice and reform, working
with Voice of the Faithful/SNAP, Call
to Action, FutureChurch, the Women’s
Ordination Conference and the Inten-
tional Eucharistic Communities/Com-
Mrs. Radday was preceded in death
by her husband, who died in 2011, her
brother Peter Kruger and sister Dolo-
res Rodriguez. She is survived by her
children Michael (Sherri), Elizabeth
(Richard Starr) and Jeanne Marie (Sana
Georges); beloved grandchildren Nicho-
las, Victoria, Melissa and Sophia; and
in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made
in Ellen Radday’s memory to a group of
your choice, or to Mary’s Pence (www.
Evelyn Shoup Reed,
93, a retired
Foreign Service secretary, died on Sept.
22 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ms. Reed was born on March 17,
1923, in Salt Lake City, where she and
her older sister Lorraine were raised by
their mother, Martha VanCott Shoup
Hagen. Evelyn graduated from South
High in 1941.
After a brief marriage, she went to
work for the United States government
in 1943. Originally based in Salt Lake
City, she later transferred to San Fran-
In 1958, she began her service with
the State Department Foreign Service
and spent the next 15 years working in
various embassies around the world.
Ms. Reed’s first overseas post was
Yemen. Tours of duty in Pakistan, Nepal,
the Netherlands and Taiwan, as well as
Washington, D.C., followed.
Once while stationed in Washington,
D.C., she had a brush with greatness
when Walter Cronkite held the door for
her as they were entering the United
Nations Information Center.
After a 30-year career in government
service, Ms. Reed retired in 1973. She
and her mother then moved to Sun City,
Ariz., where they enjoyed several years
of sunshine and good friends. In 1978
they moved back to the Salt Lake City
area. Over the next few years, Ms. Reed
cared for her mother through Martha’s
journey into dementia until her death
from Alzheimer’s disease in 1988.
After that, Ms. Reed lived at the
Millcreek Retirement Center. Friends
remember her for her quick wit and
cheerful personality. Because she always
wanted to attend her own funeral, her
friends organized such an event three
years ago, cleverly disguising it as her
90th birthday party. She was delighted
to visit with all who came.
Ms. Reed was preceded in death by
her sister Lorraine, who died at age 14,
and her mother, Martha Hagen. She is
survived by several cousins and their
92, wife of the
late FSO Walter (Stoney) Stoneman, died
on June 20, 2016, in Oro Valley, Ariz.
Born on March 30, 1924, in Teaneck,
N.J., Mrs. Stoneman grew up in New Jer-
sey, Florida and Washington, D.C., and
completed high school, in French, in
Montreal. She graduated from Skidmore
College in 1946.
She went to work for the State
Department in Washington, D.C., and
there met her future husband, Walter
Stoneman, whom she married in 1949.
Mrs. Stoneman was an active Foreign
Service wife. The family maintained a
home in Fairfax, Va., and accompanied
Mr. Stoneman to postings in Burma and
Honduras. In 1976 the couple retired to
Mrs. Stoneman volunteered in hos-
pitals in both Fairfax, Va., and Tucson,
Ariz. She enjoyed reading widely, par-
ticularly about theology and Christi-
anity. She showed an amazing knack
with plants and had a love for Boston
terriers. She was a member of St. Odilia’s
Catholic Church where she started the
Blessed Sacrament Chapel for Eucharis-
tic Adoration in 1984.
Mrs. Stoneman was widowed in 1995.
She is survived by her children Barbara
and Steven, and four grandchildren.