2022ObituariesUncategorizedMari Leigh McDowell

February 28, 2022by SealeUser17

April 27, 1966 – February 27, 2022

Mari Leigh passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 at her home in Watson, at the age of 55. She was a former resident of Austin, Texas for 20 years. A memorial visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Barbara and Henry Childres; father and step-mother, Lynn and Mae McDowell; daughter, Lindsey Noto (Chase Noto); sister, Blake Robards; brother, Dean McDowell; granddaughter, Preslee Noto; niece, Megan McDowell; nephew, Hunter Robards; great-niece and great-nephew, Raeleigh Broussard and Waylon Broussard; former husband and best friend, Reed Barnett and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lyric Noto; maternal grandparents, B.L. and  Mary White; paternal grandparents,  Floyd and Marguerite McDowell ; cousin, Ramsey White. Special thanks to Audubon Hospice, especially Tania, Stacy and Shelly and to Brenda Fagan and Lori Lockhart for helping care for her in her final days. A special thank you to Texas Oncology at St. David’s Hospital in Austin, Texas. Please sign our online registry book.




  • Michael Dalrymple

    March 29, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Just found out about this. Mari was one in a million and as I’m sure so many have said, I am lucky to have known her. There was no one cooler than Mari. The Fonz would have looked up to her! Much love to you Lindsay as you miss your fabulous mom, and to all those that cared for her you are in my thoughts.


  • Barbara Childres

    March 27, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Today is one month since you left and I miss you so much. Since you moved back home when things was looking very bleak, you and I were a lot alike ( late night cleaning, late night trying the air fryer and having a feast ) we were truly “night owls”. You are free of the 4 yr. & 4 month battle with CANCER that you fought with dignity and Grace. Love from your Mama ! ❤️


  • Judy Wascom

    March 11, 2022 at 5:03 am

    I wish I had known about this passing. She was a beautiful person who I always loved. Barbara and family, you are in our prayers.


  • Darryl Dungan

    March 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    You were passionate, fun and full of life. Rest in peace, Mari.


  • Denny P. Lazarus

    March 3, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Mari was an awesome person with a great spirit. I am luck to have known her.


  • Anne Small

    March 3, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I am thinking of you all and special prayers for each of you. Mari was such a lovely girl, full of color and light and joy. God bless your family and may He hold you all close through this time of loss and sorrow. Prayers for each of you.


  • Kathy Meche

    March 2, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss, may God bless each of you with peace and comfort during this time of grief.


  • David Deicke

    March 2, 2022 at 7:09 am

    I love and miss this girl so much. She worked for me twice. Once at the Hula Hut and again in my own restaurant when she wasn’t able to physically do a regular job after going through treatment. She was a fighter! I was lucky enough to spend some time with her away from work and we went to see the Cult at Austin Music Hall and the Stones in Zilker Park. Proud to have been her friend.


  • Cheyne

    March 2, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Oh Mari. The world just isn’t as bright and sparkly without you. I have clients calling me daily to ask about you. You really made an impact… on the dance scene and our business. You are deeply missed. </3


  • Dallas Johnson

    March 2, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Ms. Barbara and family, Mari Leigh was a good friend when we were at SLU. Will be praying for you all…so sad to hear about this.


  • Debbie wascom

    March 1, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear, my condolences and prayers go out to her family


  • Sammy and Barbara Woods

    March 1, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for comfort in the days to come.


  • Linda Sibley Allemand

    March 1, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary Leigh’s passing .My thoughts and prayers are with you all .


  • Lindsey

    March 1, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Miss you so much mama 💔


  • Barbara Dugas Cheney

    March 1, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the famil.Many special and lasting memories will see youthrough this time


  • Charles and Alice Smith

    March 1, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.


  • Tammy Serrano Gonzales

    February 28, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Rave on
    You will be missed by many


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