The woman who led the way in fostering better German-American relations in the 1960s with the Kontakt program died Jan. 6 of natural causes in her home near Heidelberg, Germany.

A funeral for Jeanne Jones, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the city cemetery in the town where she lived, Handschuhsheim.

Jones, who was also a public affairs specialist with U.S. Army Europe for about 30 years, was considered the mother of Kontakt, according to a statement issued by USAREUR. Kontakt clubs focus on bringing together American soldiers and local German citizens for cross-cultural activities. Jones wanted Germans and Americans to become better friends through cultural awareness, the statement said.

Jones was the original author of USAREUR Regulation 360-90, which covers Kontakt clubs in Germany. She also spearheaded the short-lived Cross-Cultural Program directly after the fall of the Berlin Wall that helped forge better relations between people living in the former East and Germans and Americans living in the West.

Jones is survived by her children, Rick Stanley, 60, of Idaho; Ted Stanley, 58, of Massachusetts; Alex Jones, 47, of Karlsruhe, Germany; and Philippa Jones, 43, of Bochum, Germany.

For more information, call the USAREUR Public Affairs Office at 06221-57-8934 or 06221-57-6647.

Memorial service planned for Seckenheim worker

A memorial service is being planned for a U.S. Army civilian employee who was killed Friday night in a traffic accident in Germany.

David E. Johnson, 54, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was a property book officer with the U.S. Army Materiel Command Field Support Brigade-Europe, at Seckenheim, Germany. The accident occurred on Autobahn A-5 near Weiterstadt-Gräfenhausen. German police and U.S. authorities are investigating.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Beverly Johnson, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Two found guilty of hashish charges

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — A pair of airmen assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron were found guilty last week of hashish charges in summary courts-martial.

Airman 1st Class Frank Shannon was found guilty of use and possession of hashish, failure to obey an order and making a false official statement. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, reduction in rank to E-1 and forfeiture of two-thirds pay during his confinement.

Airman 1st Class Corey Black was found guilty of use and possession of hashish and failure to obey an order. He was sentenced to 27 days in jail, reduction in rank to E-1 and forfeiture of two-thirds pay during confinement.

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