Marie Natalie Dumas Steib, daughter of the late Joseph Ephrien Dumas (Eula) and Orelia Mitchel, peacefully entered into eternal rest on April 18, 2023. Natalie was born on November 9, 1924 in Vacherie, Louisiana. She was the cherished sister of Francis Henry and Frank Dumas, Sr., both who preceeded her in death. \n\nAs an infant, Amelius and Mertilia Oubre Steib lovingly raised Natalie along with siblings in love Coralee S. Mitchell, Eugenia S. Oubre, Joseph C. Steib, Sr., and Lelia S. Oubre all who preceded her in death. She was a devout Catholic and lifelong parishioner at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. \n\nOn June 7, 1945, Natalie was united in holy matrimony to Joseph B. Steib, Sr. Their union was blessed with six children: Brenda S. Gaignard, Joseph B. Steib, Jr., Leo Steib, Tyrone Steib (Debbie), Janet S. Harrison, and Tracy S. Weldon (Victor). Together, they made sure their children were both nurtured and disciplined. Natalie’s greatest pleasure was being an exceptional Mother and Wife, always providing unconditional love. She was truly the family’s matriarch. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, one son, mother and father-in-law Baldwin and Eulan Steib, brother and sister-in-laws Audrey Steib Howard (Maceo), James O’Neal Steib, Sr. (Marian), Vincent Steib, Sr. (Cara Mae), Bula and Pierre Steib. Great grandmother to preciously departed Aiden Joseph.\n\nHer legacy lives on in the hearts of her children, daughter and son-in-law, 10 grandchildren (Craig, Nyashia, Lynnard, Kimberly, Tarisha, Nykia, Miles, Makayla, Kennedy, and Kyle); 16 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Barbara Steib Lee and John Huntley Steib; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.\n\nNatalie was a member of the Good Children Benevolent Society of Vacherie. She spent countless Fridays and Saturdays at The Hall preparing suppers for many in the community. Natalie enjoyed cooking, sewing, and tending to her family and home. Both family and friends were spoiled with her renowned dishes—spaghetti and meatballs, red and butter beans, liver and onions, stuffed peppers, crawfish stew/bisque, and her famous potato salad—just to name a few. She had a profound love for her nieces and nephews and spent a tremendous amount of time caring for them just as her own. \n\nShe was affectionately adorned with several names—Mom, MawMaw, Nat, Not, and T-Not. We will miss her dearly sitting in that corner spot on the sofa but take comfort knowing she will reunite with family and close friends she’s missed for many, many years. Natalie was truly one of our last great oak trees. We were privileged to have her for 98 ½ years with God by her side throughout her entire life.\n\n\nA Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 13281 Highway 644, Vacherie, LA. Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 followed by recitation of the rosary. Mass will begin at 11 am. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Vacherie, La. Final care and professional services are entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Highway, Gramercy, La 70052.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE"!!