On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Susan Wigton Traver, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister went to be with her Lord and Savior after struggling with lung issues. Susan was born December 30, 1945 in Miami, FL to the late Dr. & Mrs. John H. and Roberta P. Wigton. She grew up in Swarthmore, PA.
Susan and her husband, Warren Lee Traver moved to Savannah, GA in 1980. Susan was an active member of St John’s Episcopal Church where she was a member of the “Sensational Seven”. She was a member of
The Junior League of Savannah and Chairperson of the 1984 Historic Savannah Foundation Designers’ Showcase. The family was a member of The Oglethorpe Club, the Savannah Yacht Club and the Landings Club. She enjoyed playing
team tennis, bridge and entertaining many friends.
She graduated from Sullins College, Bristol VA and continued her education with a BSEd degree from the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she began her teaching career in Philadelphia, PA and taught elementary school in Savannah for many years.
As a young girl, she was an AAU nationally ranked swimmer with the
Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia, PA. She enjoyed vacationing with family and friends in the US Virgin Islands.
Susan was predeceased by daughter Perry Smith (Cam) Marshall. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Warren Lee Traver; son, Stewart Wigton (Gisela) Traver; stepdaughter, Dorothy Traver (Philip) Walker; grandchildren, McLain Marshall, Hanan Marshall, Bennett Marshall, Camden Craft, Dillon Traver, Lila Walker, and Charlie Walker. She is also survived by her brother, John (Lynn) Wigton, and sisters, Patricia (Jeffrey) Innis and Cynthia (Cooper) Mills and 5 nieces and nephews.
A private family internment service is planned. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a memorial donation to St John’s Church, in Susan’s name, or to your favorite charity.
She brought so much joy and laughter to me while at Heard and some time after. I am broken hearted I dint keep in touch. she loved me and my son Sullivan as her own! My prayers are with you!
- Paige Satcher , Savannah , Ga
I worked with Susan at Heard Elementary for many years. Her sense of humor made difficult times easier. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
- Lynn Odom, Savannah, GA
- Lynn Odom, Savannah, GA
One of my dearest friends, I shall forever miss the fun & laughter Susan brought on every occasion.
- Vicki Anckner , Savannah , Georgia
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.
- Rhett Mouchet, Savannah, GEORGIA
I worked with Susan at Heard. She and I become good friends. I will miss her laughter, her work ethic, and her friendship. Prayers to her family.
- Pat Crews, Bluffton, SC
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel