Sandra Leigh LaSeur was born on November 25, 1945 to Harvey and Nell LaSeur. Sandi was the eldest of three children. Work eventually took the young family to Venezuela where Sandi grew up. She grew into a vivacious, daring, smart, sassy, beautiful young woman. In May of 1963, the world was indeed her oyster. She had been voted the most beautiful senior girl and was valedictorian at St. Catherine’s School in Davenport, Iowa. But five months later, just three weeks into her freshman year at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and while on her first date (with a senior, no less!), a drunk driver ended life as she had known it. The car crash resulted in irreversible brain damage. Gone in an instant was her dream of being a translator at the UN. Left crippled and her speech impaired, Sandi lived the remainder of her long life to the fullest. She never complained, was a keen observer of life around her, smoked like a fiend, read a book a day, enjoyed a good game of Yahtzee or going to the casino with Nell, cracked witty comments, loved anything sweet -- be it a Diet Coke or any kind of dessert. Mercifully, Sandi remained a seventeen year old at heart. She lived so much time in a Johnny Mathis, endless summertime world. Sandi is survived by her sister Michelle, her brother Stearns and his wife Kathleen who always knew what she needed or wanted, her nephews Christopher and Stearns, and her bestie for over sixty years, Maureen.
There will be a private family service at a later date.