Marjory Ann Reynolds Lennihan of Wilmington, Del., and Vineyard Haven died peacefully at home on March 16. She was 94.

She was born June 20, 1927 in Lexington, where she also grew up. Her father Lewis M. Reynolds was a civil engineer and her mother Gladys was a homemaker. Reynolds. At Radcliffe College, she studied botany, genetics and music, and sang with the Radcliffe Choral Society. The chorus joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in the spring of 1945. Conductor Koussevitzky halted the performance to announce that Germany had surrendered and the war in Europe ended. He then turned to conduct the chorus in Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, whose words celebrate the brotherhood of humanity.

She made lifelong friends at Radcliffe and also met her future husband, Dr. Richard (Dick) Lennihan.

After graduation Marge worked in Minneapolis as a genetics researcher, studying inherited diseases. In 1948 she married Dick Lennihan, a vascular surgeon, and they moved to New York City where Marge was a researcher in the lab of Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou, who discovered the Pap smear.

In 1962 they moved to Wilmington. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Delaware and taught third grade for 15 years, guiding her students through the early years of desegregation.

During retirement she gardened during the summer and made quilts during the winter. She turned her suburban lawn into a wildflower meadow to create a haven for butterflies, hummingbirds and winged pollinators. She also worked as a volunteer for the Brandywine Conservancy’s wildflower conservation program, the Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Secret Garden, a teaching garden for the ministry of Caring Childcare Center.

Marge and Dick loved to travel and their annual trips spanned the globe, including birdwatching in Alaska and the Galapagos; the Trans-Siberian Railroad across China, Mongolia and Russia; a tour of the gardens of Ireland; and an 80th birthday trip to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. They spent time every summer at Dick’s childhood summer home on West Chop, a historic house that Marge loved and filled with her quilts.

She was a wonderful mother who shared her creativity, love of nature, intellectual curiosity and humanitarian ideals with her children.

She was predeceased by her husband.

She is survived by her sister Ruth and her five children: Begabati Marion Lennihan, a holistic health practitioner in Boston; Laura Lennihan, a neurologist in New York city; Mark Lennihan, a recently retired photojournalist with The Associated Press in New York; Lisa Lennihan, a psychoanalyst in Milwaukee; and Holly Lennihan, an architect in Washington, D.C. She is also survived by grandchildren Andrea, Jonathan, Nora, Zoe, Peter, Flora, Cate and Sally.

Donations can be made to Polly Hill Arboretum and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.