Addie Comeaux Peacock
Addie Comeaux Peacock, 104, passed away peacefully in her home in Kyle, TX, Sept. 24. She is survived by her daughter, Mary DeLynn Zimmerman of Kyle, and by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Peacock, as she was known to hundreds of Curtis Elementary students during her long teaching career, was born in Winnsboro, LA, to Edmond and Willie Comeaux on July 19, 1908. She completed high school and a two-year teaching degree in Ruston, LA. She began her teaching career there as Miss Comeaux, continuing her studies while she worked and earned a Bachelor’s degree.
Addie and her daughter relocated to Orange in 1946. She began teaching at Curtis Elementary where she taught second grade. She continued her education at the University of Houston receiving a Master’s Degree in Education (of which she was very proud). She taught at Curtis until her retirement in 1973. She often said that if not for President Carter, she would still be teaching!
In retirement, “Granna” enjoyed gardening more than anything else. She spent many hours caring for the ever-changing variety of plants in the yard of her home, and visiting with neighbors about their gardens. Granna moved to the Austin area in 2001, but returned home to Orange in 2008 to celebrate her 100th birthday with friends and family at the Curtis Community Center.
In her later years, she remained active, continuing to garden and then taking up building wooden dollhouses for children. She enjoyed a cup of coffee and a good story, and loved spending time with her family most of all. She will live in our hearts always.