Foreign Service Journal - November 2013 - page 60

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-
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
., or
Ernest B. Gutierrez
, 94, a retired
Foreign Service officer, died on Aug. 21 at
his home in Falls Church, Va., following a
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.
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
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
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.
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
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