Janeen Kelminson

Born August 5, 1950

Janeen Coleman Kelminson passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, surrounded by her adoring family. Born in Dallas on August 5, 1950, Janeen is survived by her husband of 33 years, Marc Kelminson; her children, Greg and Michael Kelminson; her parents, Julius and Frances Coleman; her sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Cal Donsky; her sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Ken Goldaber; her brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Julie Coleman; her sister-in-law and her husband, Nancy and Jim Langley; her brother-in-law and his wife, Larry and Margaret Kelminson; and Janeen’s many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to all of the caregivers and hospice workers who made her life a little more comfortable during her final days.

Janeen graduated from Hillcrest High School before attending the University of Texas at Austin. After earning her undergraduate and master’s degrees, Janeen pursued a career in teaching special needs children. She then turned her attention to her pride and joy, her sons, Michael and Greg. Family was Janeen’s life. She enjoyed family celebrations, vacationing with her family at her parents’ summer house in California, and babysitting her nieces, nephews, and cousins. In her free time she could also be seen at her collector’s clubs, searching for the next hidden treasure. Most of all, she treasured spending time with her loving family.

God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So He put his arms around you And whispered “Come to Me. “ With tearful eyes we watched you And saw you pass away, Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Services will be at Congregation Shearith Israel, located at 9401 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225, on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Janeen’s family suggests memorial contributions to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders or the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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April 25, 2013

My Condolences to the Family. During this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in this sure promise found at John 6:40
With Deep Sympathy

Michelle Weinberg

April 25, 2013

Janeen was one in a million, and one of the warmest, kindest, most genuine individuals anybody could ever meet. She will be missed by so many, and so very much. I feel blessed to have known her and I will always remember her smile, her sweetness, her thoughtfulness, and the sound of her voice.
Sending strength and hugs to the entire Coleman/Kelminson family — you were her favorite part of the day, and her entire world. I am so, so deeply sorry for your immeasurable loss and heavy heartache. There truly are no words. You are all in my thoughts and I hope you can find comfort and a smile as you carry her with you each day.

Love you, Janeen.

April 24, 2013

A beautiful soul with a kind and loving heart. I will never forget you. You did good!!

Steven Weinstein

Bonnie Rayborn

April 24, 2013

Janeen, I will miss you. Such a dear friend .. funny, smart, warm and giving. I'm so happy you counted me as one of your friends. Rest now.

April 24, 2013

Janeen, I will miss you. Such a dear friend.. funny, smart, warm and giving. I'm so happy you counted me as one of your friends. Rest now.

Billy Jacobs

April 23, 2013

What a wonderful person. Always kind and giving - a very special person has passed from this world - but not from the memories of her many friends

Betsy Teitell

April 23, 2013

Janeen was my best friend since second grade. She created the word best friend because she was always there for her family and friends. I will miss her always, but the memories of her kindness,love and beautiful smile will never be forgotten. This world just lost a great person. My love and prayers go out to her family.

Grant Frankfurt

April 23, 2013

Janeen was such a sweet and special person. I will miss seeing her at all of our family events and I am honored to have known her.