HOPKINTON, NH: Elisabeth N. Krantz (“Betty”), 90, of Hopkinton, NH passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019. Betty was born April 28, 1928 in Providence RI, the daughter of Ralph and Evelyn Norton.
Betty lived a long, fulfilling life. She spent many summers playing golf, swimming and boating on Cape Cod with family and friends.
Betty graduated from Seymour High School in Seymour, CT in 1944, and attended the Traphagen School of Fashion Design and Illustration in New York, NY where she put her artistic abilities to work - graduating first in her class in 1947.
In 1951, while living in NYC, Betty met the love of her life, John (“Jack”) Krantz. They married in 1953, and eventually moved to Hopkinton, NH.
While raising her three children, Betty also built an interior design business and found time to work as a ski instructor at Pats Peak, in Henniker, NH. Skiing quickly became the winter sport of choice for the Krantz family.
She was an active member of the Hopkinton community for many years, volunteering at the Hopkinton Congregational Church, Girl Scouts of America, and the Hopkinton Women’s Club.
She enjoyed playing bridge with friends, gardening and bird watching as hobbies, but nothing was more important than spending time with her four grandchildren.
Betty devoted countless hours with each grandson. They eagerly looked forward to these opportunities where she would share her passion for design and painting, and impart her artistic wisdom and abilities.
Betty joins her husband, Jack, her grandson, Ryan Bishop, and leaves her children and grandchildren: Jack Krantz, Jr. and his wife Betsy Krantz, Jean Krantz Bishop and her husband Christopher Bishop, Chris Bishop, Jr. and his wife Sara, Susie Arnold and her sons Peter and John Arnold.
A private service for family and friends will be held.
The Holt-Woodbury FH & Cremation Service Henniker, NH is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.