Dorothy "Dot" NaQuin LeBleu

July 18, 1928 ~ November 4, 2023

Dorothy Naquin LeBleu, 95, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, surrounded by her children in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Dorothy “Dot” was the first born of Sam and Agnes Naquin. In 1956, she met the love of her life, John “Freeman” LeBleu and they were married for 59 wonderful years until his passing in 2016.

Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She retired from a long career at McNeese State University after 25+ years. Dot never met a stranger and led a life dedicated to caring for those around her. While Dot loved road trips and visiting with her dear friends and family, she especially treasured time with her grandkids and loved being their “Maw Maw,” never failing to listen, encourage and build special memories with each one.

Those who had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of coffee with Dot were always in for a real treat as she shared her mind on any and all subject matters. Her most common saying always included a pointed finger followed by “Let me tell you something.” Her life can be characterized by her strength and tenacity as well as her warmth and grace. She loved hard, and the love she held for her family and friends will always be cherished.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Floyd Michael Ketchum (Dale, wife) of Simpson, LA and John Ricky Ketchum (Donna, wife) of Sulphur, LA; and one daughter, Rebecca Anne James (Bob, husband), of Colorado Springs, CO. She leaves behind seven grandchildren, Jake Stine, Kristen Stanislaus, Kimberly Boudreaux, Troy Ketchum, Amy Stine, Lauren James, and Joshua James; and twelve great grandchildren, Drew, Kyle and Max Stanislaus; Kellen, Jack and Hank Ketchum; and Tristan and Brooklyn Stine; Clare, Elizabeth, and Kate Boudreaux; Alex James; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents; siblings, Sara Lee, Jim and Sammy; husband, Freeman; two grandsons, Chad Ketchum and Daniel James; and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Stine.

Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate the funeral service on November 9, 2023, at 12:00PM in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.


Visitation: Thursday, November 9, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 9, 2023
12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 4My deepest sympathy to the family. I adored Dot. Seeing her every day at MSU was a joy. Without her counsel, wisdom, and support, my 30-year career would not have been possible. Her precious presence was a blessing to countless people.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss of this magnificent lady! Dot was a true friend and she was a great inspiration to me. It was an honor to work with her at MSU and a privilege to be among her closest friends. I learned so much from her (she was a wealth of wisdom and knowledge) and I became a fan of Days of our Lives (I am guilty of being hushed a few times). Our friendship was a wonderful experience for the last 41 years. Our get togethers at her home are unforgettable memories.
    I am so sad we are on vacation in Cancun and I cannot attend her home going celebration. I wish I could be there to give hugs to Mike, Ricky, Becky, Marthanne and Debbie. I love y’all and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dot is one Special Lady who will be greatly missed and forever in my heart.

  3. Candle 1Linda Darnsteadt
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

  4. Candle 2My deepest sympathy goes out to you Mike, Ricky, and Becky. I loved your mom dearly. Dot was such an amazingly beautiful lady inside and out. She lit up the room, and never met a stranger. From the moment that I first met her at MSU, she became one of my dearest, life-long friends.

    Dot always seemed to know when to call or show up whenever she was needed the most. She was there for me many times throughout the last 40 years, Before we knew what a mentor was, Dot was there for Lori and myself. We gained a wealth of knowledge about life from her. I loved her stories, and that “let me tell you something,” pointed finger always brought a good conversation. I will treasure these memories forever.

    My prayers are with you and your families during this time. May your many memories of this beautiful lady bring you comfort.

  5. I did not get to know Ms. Dot very well but the short time I did get to work with her at McNeese was just a sincere pleasure. She was just a classy lady who was great at her job and kind to everyone. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

  6. Candle 4Oh how we all Loved her. She was such a Beautiful Lady inside and out.
    She will be missed by all. Always a smiling face and a warm conversation.
    My Thoughts and Prayers will be coming to all.

  7. Candle 1I met Dorothy through her sister-in-law Lois Cormier. She was always so impeccably dressed and a joy to be around. I had the pleasure of visiting her at her home several times and she was always the perfect hostess. I have missed seeing her drive up even into her 90’s, hair and makeup always perfect. She was such a sweet wonderful lady. Anyone who knew her was a blessed person. Condolences to her children, family and all who loved her.

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