Dr. Eleanor Beldon "Bitsy" Komet
1936 - 2021
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Remembered for her warmth, grace, and an ever-present happy twinkle in her eyes.

We have much to celebrate in the life of Eleanor "Bitsy" Beldon Komet. Since April 6, 1936, she has lit up this world with a zest for life, inspiring care and compassion for one another. Born to Ann and Morris "M.C." Beldon in Boston, MA; she moved to San Antonio with her family after World War II. As a graduate of Alamo Heights High School's class of 1954, where she made many lifetime friends; she went on to graduate from Sophie Newcomb College (now Tulane) in New Orleans with a degree in Education. It is there that she met her husband, Dr. Harvey Komet, of blessed memory. They were married for more than 40 years, raising three daughters and a son, each of whom she made feel individually special. They lived up the street and around the corner from Bitsy's brother, sister, and their families; providing a magical childhood for their children, affectionately known as the dirty dozen.Throughout her life, Bitsy was passionate about giving back to the community, volunteering her time with Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Women's American ORT, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as numerous school PTA's.As her children grew older, Bitsy found her passion for counseling while working at The Ecumenical Center. She pursued her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Trinity University and opened a counseling practice. Balancing a family and career, Bitsy then spent seven years pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute (now Fielding Graduate University) in Santa Barbara, CA; a stellar accomplishment she was most proud of achieving at the "young age" of 58. As a psychologist, she was deeply committed to the wellbeing of her many patients; respected among her peers; served on the national board and numerous committees for the American Group Psychotherapy Association; and was a sought-after lecturer on healthcare ethics and other topics.Yet, she considered her greatest accomplishment to be her family. Throughout her life, she taught us that family means everything, there is always room for dessert, and humor makes the journey more memorable. Bitsy will be remembered most as a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.She is preceded in death by her loving parents Morris and Ann Beldon; sister Nancy Sherman; niece Shari Sherman; father of her children, Dr. Harvey Komet; and long-time companion, Dean Lewis. Bitsy is survived by her children Lauri and Mark Porter, David Komet, Leslie Komet Ausburn and Adam Ausburn, Missy and Eric Rindler; grandchildren Erin Porter and fiancé Cody Boyd, Shane Porter, Sarah Komet, Zander Komet and wife Autumn, Evan Komet, Tory Wadiche, Ethan Ausburn, Madeleine Ausburn, Peyton Ausburn, Cowboy Rindler, and Ben Rindler; great grandson Zayne Komet; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Louise Beldon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stephen and Farel Sherman; plus many loving nieces and nephews, extended family, and wonderful friends whom she adored.Due to Covid-19 precautions, the graveside funeral service will be for family only with Rabbi Marina Yergin officiating at Beth-El Memorial Park on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. For those who wish to celebrate Bitsy's remarkable life, you may view the livestreaming of her service from her obituary page at www.porterloring.com. Now, we have much to carry forward. Bitsy has left her light and legacy in each of our hearts. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to Jewish Federation of San Antonio, The Ecumenical Center, Temple Beth-El, or the charity of your choosing. May her memory be for a blessing.

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Published in Express-News on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
It was my honour and pleasure to care for your loved one.
May God grant you peace and understanding during this trying time.
kathleen lavonne
February 22, 2021
I worked with Eleanor from 1997 until her retirement doing the billing for her private practice. She was an amazing person and such a joy to work with. Her mood was always cheerful, upbeat and relaxed. We stayed in touch after her retirement, but I had not seen her for quite some time due to Covid restrictions. She was always one of my very favorite clients. I will carry happy memories of Eleanor in my heart and think of her every time I use one of the gifts she gave me.
Gayle Applegate
February 22, 2021
Harvey had been a good friend from Tulane and Charity Hospital in the early 60's. Let perpetual light shine upon Bitsy. May she rest in peace. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Condolences and prayers go out to the Komets.
Robert L ,Bob and Tina, Jones
February 21, 2021
What a loving and special lady. The world is a better place for having her. Thank you to her family and close friends for sharing her with us. She is already missed but never forgotten. God Bless. Patrick Lincoln
Patrick Lincoln
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