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Sandra Suzanne Matsumoto

December 22, 1943 November 16, 2021
Sandra Suzanne Matsumoto
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Dr. Sandra Suzanne Matsumoto age 77 died Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Lake Mary, Florida. Sandra majored in Biology at Stetson University, earning her Bachelor of Science in 1965. She then went on to study anatomy, neuroanatomy, and embryology at Vanderbilt University, earning her PhD in 1971. She started her career that same year at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine where she taught anatomy, embryology, and histology with a focus on teaching Pacific Basin minority students. She served as assistant professor until her retirement in 2001.
​Sandra was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, and aunt who cared for her family deeply. She was preceded in death by her father, Cleo Beasley. She is survived by her husband, Shoji Matsumoto; her mother, Lois Booth Beasley; her sisters, Sharon Beasley and Mary (Bernard) Palmer; her nephews, Christopher Palmer and Kevin Palmer (Ana Rosales); her nieces, Kelly (Majid) Araim and Ashley (Patrick) Murray; her great nieces, Emma, Kiai, and Fernanda; and her great nephews, Zane, Sage, and Alejandro.
​Celebration of Life to be held Tuesday, November 23, 2:00 PM at Banfield Funeral Home in Winter Springs, FL.

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