Steppe, Anna M.

July 6, 1949 - May 24, 2015

Anna Marie Steppe

6 July 1949 – 24 June 2015

Anna Marie Steppe, 65, passed away in Dallas, TX this past Memorial Day weekend after a brief yet fierce fight with cancer. Born in Houston, TX , she enjoyed a well-travelled childhood with tales of India and other exotic places with New Orleans, LA serving as home base.


Marie graduated from Meadows Draughn Business School in 1968.  1968 also saw Marie’s marriage to Jay Steppe and thus began the early years as a young Air Force family with stops in San Antonio, Shreveport, and the Philippines before assignment to Washington D.C. Transitioning from the military life, Marie and her family landed once again in New Orleans. Finally, the 80’s arrived and with them Marie’s family relocated to The Colony, TX where she remained until the end of the century. Empty nesters, Marie and Jay moved east to Eros, LA where hurricanes and holidays often filled their house with family and guests.  After a brief stint in Houston in 2009, Marie found herself widowed and moved to Monroe, LA until her retirement and eventual move to Little Elm, TX to be closer to family.


Marie continued her travelling ways throughout the past decade as she racked up the mileage on Highway 59 and Interstates 20 and 45. She was always up for whatever adventures her grandchildren had planned and was often present at their concerts and on the sidelines cheering them on.  A daytrip to Six Flags, weekend in New Orleans, or vacation in Florida and Oma was a valued companion helping keep the mood light and the kids in line.


Anna Marie Steppe joins her late husband, Raymond J. ‘Jay’ Steppe, Jr., and is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald J. and Anna M. McGovern, and her parents-in-law, Ray and May Steppe, as well as her brother-in-law Harold Steppe. She is survived by her son, Raymond Steppe, daughter Stacy Danby, and daughter-in-law, Debra Steppe and seven grandchildren, Ryan, Riley, Grant, Jacob, Gavin, Mallory, and Nina.  She is also survived by her siblings, Gerald, Patty, Mike, and Marcos, and their spouses, Bobby, Robin, and Heidi, and their children, Terry, Julie, Eric, Robert, John, Chris, Riley, Hannah, and Asher. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Doris Steppe and Becky Steppe, and Becky’s children, Gretchen, Hal, and Melissa. Her family can be found in Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.


The width and breadth of the lives she touched was revealed as friends showed great support and provided comfort and aid during her brave battle. And although she faced the end head-on, it is her youthful exuberance for life that will be most cherished by her family.  Among her last words to us, “everything for a reason.”


The following Remembrances are planned for Anna Marie Steppe –

  • A Celebration of Life will be held in the afternoon June 27th in Frisco, TX.
  • A Memorial Reception will be held in the evening on July 2nd in Monroe, LA.
  • Graveside Ceremony 10 AM, July 4th at Garden of Memories in Metairie, LA.

Please feel welcome to join us, contact her children for further details.



Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252



8 replies on “Steppe, Anna M.”

Evan Shaw says:

Stacy and family,
Words cannot express how sorry I am! Remember your mom full of light and life. I will be praying for you all!

Rebecca Steppe says:

Dear Raymond and Stacy, Your Mom was more my sister, than my sister-in-law. I will miss her more than words can express. Love, Aunt Becky

Ladies of Holy Cross says:

The Ladies of Holy Cross are so glad we had the opportunity to spend some time with Marie at one of our recent meetings. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May God bless you.

Mary Ellen Beals says:

I remember Marie from many years ago here in The Colony. She was always cheerful and had a warm smile. God Bless her and keep her safe in His arms.

Christine Dollar says:

Marie was an amazing woman and a dear friend to me. She was a very important person in my life and gently taught me man life lessons. She will be greatly missed by many.

Ashley Clark says:

Marie was such a sweet and thoughtful person, and was great to work with. She is truly missed!

Christen Beavers says:

I am so glad to have had Marie in my life. There is so much I could say about her. She was a great friend.

Karen Alford says:

Marie was such a special person and a dear, sweet friend…not to mention a great cook and I was happy to sample many of her creations. She was a joy to work with and a blessing to know. She loved her family with all of her heart, and adored those grandchildren. She’ll always be missed, and I’ll treasure her memory always. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, and I’ll continue to keep you in my prayers.

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