OBITUARY

Laura Mae Steele

August 31, 1937November 29, 2019
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Laura Mae Carriere Steele, 82, of Haughton, LA returned home to her Heavenly Father on November 29, 2019 and was reunited with her husband and love of her life.

She married Richard “Dick” Steele in 1953 and raised five boys and lived in Eunice and Haughton, Louisiana, Payson, Utah, Georgia, Maine, North Dakota and Panama. Dick and Laura returned to Texas after Dick retired from the Civil Service in Panama.

Laura had a passion for the simple things of life, her husband and five boys, flowers, anything with owls, her many dogs and other pets that she had. She loved working in her yard when she was able to do so. She had many good friends from all the places she lived and kept in touch with many of them.

The memorial service will be held at the Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Haughton, LA on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Father Karl Daigle officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 1:00 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude.

Laura is survived by three sisters, Linda Carriere Tatman, Mary Carriere Duplechain and Helena Carriere Oubre; four sons, Daniel G. (Diana) Steele, Mark E. (Debbie) Steele, Donald James “Jim” (Yvonne) Steele and Zachary S. Steele; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Steele; her son, Shawn A. Steele; her parents, Azama and Andre’ Carrierre; sisters, Lucy Carriere Arnaud and Elizabeth “Betty” Carriere Wead; and brothers, Ivan Luke Carriere and Rodney James Carriere.

We appreciate all the healthcare professionals that have helped Laura over the last few years for their love and kindness they showed her. Laura was loved by many and will be missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Carriere Tatman, Sister
  • Mary Carriere Duplechain, Sister
  • Helena Carriere Oubre, Sister
  • Daniel G. Steele (Diana), Son
  • Mark E. Steele (Debbie), Son
  • Donald James "Jim" Steele (Yvonne), Son
  • Zachary S. Steele, Son
  • Richard G. Steele, Husband (deceased)
  • Shawn A. Steele, Son (deceased)
  • Azama Carriere, Mother (deceased)
  • Andre' Carriere, Father (deceased)
  • Lucy Carriere Arnaud, Sister (deceased)
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Carriere Wead, Sister (deceased)
  • Ivan Luke Carriere, Brother (deceased)
  • Rodney James Carriere, Brother (deceased)
  • She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Sam & Martha Gutierrez

December 5, 2019

Mark, Jim and Zack, so sorry for your loss, I think of Laura often, I remember going shopping with her in downtown Panama many, many times, and going to restaurants with both both your parents. Those were fun times! I will surely miss her. My love to all of you.

Daniel Steele

December 3, 2019

We love Mom and will miss you!
Thanks for all that you did for me and my 4 younger brothers, and for teaching us right from wrong, how to be kind and to love and respect others. You loved nature and the beautiful things on this earth and especially shopping (although most of the time just looking), gardens, flowers and birds. You had to teach us boys how to cook, wash and iron clothes, clean house and look after each other.
Love you always, Dan and Diana Steele

Zachary Steele

December 3, 2019

Zachary Steele

December 3, 2019

Zachary Steele

December 3, 2019

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Biography

Laura Mae Carriere Steele, 82, of Haughton, LA returned home to her Heavenly Father on November 29, 2019 and was reunited with her husband and love of her life.

She married Richard “Dick” Steele in 1953 and raised five boys and lived in Eunice and Haughton, Louisiana, Payson, Utah, Georgia, Maine, North Dakota and Panama. Dick and Laura returned to Texas after Dick retired from the Civil Service in Panama.

Laura had a passion for the simple things of life, her husband and five boys, flowers, anything with owls, her many dogs and other pets that she had. She loved working in her yard when she was able to do so. She had many good friends from all the places she lived and kept in touch with many of them.

Laura is survived by three sisters, Linda Carriere Tatman, Mary Carriere Duplechain and Helena Carriere Oubre; four sons, Daniel G. (Diana) Steele, Mark E. (Debbie) Steele, Donald James “Jim” (Yvonne) Steele and Zachary S. Steele; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Steele; her son, Shawn A. Steele; her parents, Azama and Andre’ Carrierre; sisters, Lucy Carriere Arnaud and Elizabeth “Betty” Carriere Wead; and brothers, Ivan Luke Carriere and Rodney James Carriere.

We appreciate all the healthcare professionals that have helped Laura over the last few years for their love and kindness they showed her. Laura was loved by many and will be missed.