Janel Comeau

Janel Comeau, 36, formerly of Arkansas City, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at her home in San Antonio, Texas. In accordance with her wishes, there will be a private family service.

Instead of floral remembrances, the family suggests donations to Thousand Oaks Elementary PTA to honor Janel’s memory.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne, Texas. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com.

Janel Louise Comeau was born Aug. 15, 1983, in Arkansas City, to Douglas Wayne and Karen Ellen (Smith) Comeau. After graduating from Reagan High School in San Antonio, she attended Parsons School of Design in New York, the University of North Texas in Denton and San Antonio Community College, where she studied art, fashion design, mortuary science and veterinary medicine. She was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelist Catholic Church and the Parent Teacher Association of Thousand Oaks Elementary School. Janel was previously married to Jack C. Zaldivar Jr. and had one beautiful daughter, Alice.

Janel was preceded in death by her grandfather, Eldon Lee Smith, of Arkansas City; her grandmothers, Marcelline T. (Comeau) Gillen, of Concordia, and M. Kyle of Killeen, Texas; and her aunt, Deborah Beth Smith, of Derby.

Janel is survived by husband, Jose Miguel Tellechea, of Mexico City; her daughter, Alice Kharon Zaldivar; her parents, Doug and Karen Comeau, of San Antonio; her brother, Stephen Douglas Comeau and his wife, Melissa Lynn Whitney, of Houston, Texas; Alice’s father, Jack Carlos Zaldivar Jr., of San Antonio; Alice’s grandfather, Jack Carlos Zaldivar Sr. and his wife, Holly (Harrill) Zaldivar, of San Antonio; her great-grandmother, May Belle (Ramsey) Smith; and from Mexico, her great-grandmother, Emma Díez Gutiérrez, her mother- and father in-law, Emma Behar and Peck Fierro; her brother-in-law, Juan Carlos Tellechea and his wife, Marimar Ordoñana; and her sister-in-law, Maria Fierro.

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