Sandra Bayne, a summer resident of The Oval in Oak Bluffs, died on Oct. 22 in Whiting, N.J. She was 84.

She was a beloved wife, mother and friend.

Sandra was born in Atlanta, Ga. in March of 1938, the only child of Hubert and Armaka Carmichael. She was raised in Boston, where her family moved when she was three years old.

She was educated in Boston public schools, attending Girls’ Latin School and graduating from the Jeremiah Burke High School. After attending Hunter College in New York city for a short time, she returned to Boston during the height of the civil rights era to work as a secretary for the Boston branch of the NAACP and later for the American Friends Service Committee.

Sandra married Richard Bayne in June of 1965 in Boston and the couple soon moved to Washington, D.C. with her son Bijan. She continued to work for the American Friends Service Committee. Their son Javan was born in March 1966.

In 1975, she received a bachelor’s degree in zoology. In 1977, she earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology. Both degrees were from Howard University.

After completing a practicum at Boston City Hospital, she worked as a clinical psychotherapist for the Cambridge Guidance Center in Cambridge from 1978 to 1983. During the Clinton presidential administration, she served as a specialist and stress counselor to employees at the White House.

She continued her clinical career in Washington, D.C., working for law enforcement departments and juvenile counseling services. During these years, in addition to doing volunteer work for the Jones-Haywood Dance School, she also worked as the entertainment critic for The Metro Chronicle.

In the later part of her career, Sandra maintained a small private practice and provided guidance and tutelage to young aspiring psychotherapists. She closed out her professional career while serving as an itinerant school psychotherapist for the D.C. public school system, retiring in 2005.

In her free time, she enjoyed cuisine from all over the world and traveling in Europe, Peru and Mexico with friends. She loved music and movies, and was a longtime theatergoer, an avid reader of mystery novels, and a collector and builder of dollhouses.

She enjoyed vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, where she spent time with close family and friends for nearly 60 years. Her sense of humor, love of conversation, fashion sense and intellectual curiosity will always be remembered by loved ones.

She is survived by her husband Richard; son Bijan; dear, devoted friend Kathy Haughee; and several loving relatives. She was predeceased by her son Javan E. Bayne.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. A celebration of her life will follow at the Holy Ghost Society hall in Oak Bluffs.