Elizabeth (Betty) Hatch Henrikson died April 20 in Savannah, Ga. She was 95.

Born in New York city on July 23, 1925, Betty and her younger brother, John B. Wight, grew up in Montclair, N.J., raised by their parents Dorothy A. Booth and Goulding K. Wight.

She fondly remembered Montclair as a wonderful town, experiencing a happy and secure childhood. Among her vivid recollections were summer family visits to Martha’s Vineyard, sailing up Long Island Sound on the old Fall River Line, transferring at New Bedford to the classic steamers Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, and disembarking at Oak Bluffs. The Island was the place that would leave an indelible imprint throughout her long life.

Following graduation from Montclair High School, Betty attended Smith College. It was wartime, the early 1940s. One summer was spent working with a college unit of the Women’s Land Army in Maine, helping local farmers harvest their crops — a way to contribute to the war effort. This served as an inspiration for Betty who enjoyed her own productive vegetable and flower gardens throughout her life.

In July 1944, Betty met a naval aviator, Lieut. Howard Henrikson, returning from Pacific combat and reassigned to a TBM Avenger squadron at the Naval Air Station on the Vineyard. Howard would soon return to Pacific combat, and Betty to college. The following year, the war was over.

Married in 1945, they lived several years in Providence, R.I., where their first son, Robert was born. With sons, Richard and John joining the family, a relocation to Windsor, Conn., followed, where Howard worked in real estate, appraisal and building management in Hartford.

In 1960, a tragic automobile accident took the lives of Betty’s brother John and his wife Harriet. Their three young children, Susan, Jack, and Douglas, joined the Henrikson clan. Busy years followed with a vigorous family life. As time permitted, Betty engaged in volunteer activities, including working at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and on the boards of Family Service Society and Hartford Symphony Auxiliary. Free time was enjoyed with family and friends playing tennis and alpine skiing throughout northern New England.

In 1980, Betty and Howard retired to their beloved Vineyard, coming home after spending a month there every summer during their family’s young years. In retirement, they spent many wonderful and fulfilling times with new friendships and associations. They frequently traveled, and were fortunate to experience many interesting and exotic countries around the world, as well as visits to their far-flung family members. Highlights of travel for Betty included all seven continents, including Antarctica, Bhutan in the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and South America.

Howard died in 2002, and in 2004, Betty moved to Savannah to be closer to her daughter and husband, Susan and Bob Craddock. New friendships kept life vital and she continued to enjoy tennis.

In all, Betty felt blessed in her long life with a loving family and her many dear friendships.

She is survived by her adoring family, Robert W. Henrikson and his spouse Devi Jacobs of Richmond Point, Calif., Susan W. Craddock and her spouse Rich Matos of Savannah, Ga., Richard A. Henrikson and his spouse Maggie of Laguna Beach, Calif.; John B. Wight of Seattle, Wash.; John E. Henrikson of Oakville, Wash.; and Douglas D. Wight and his spouse Andrea Blunt of Poland, Me; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler, and Calvin Wight, Nicholas and Erik Henrikson, and Alanna and Livia Wight.

The family thanks the dedicated staff and caregivers of The Marshes and The Oaks for supporting Betty during her later years.

Internment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Vineyard Haven, next to Howard.

Donations can be made to the Federated Church in Edgartown, or to the Skidaway United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga, 31411.