Notice regarding Coronavirus... Read More

McCollum, Jill M.

Leave a CondolenceSend FlowersPrint

June 29, 1955 - November 24, 2013

McCollum, Jill M.

Jill Mowery McCollum, age 58, of Plano passed away on November 24, 2013.

A memorial service in her honor will take place on Saturday November 30, 2013 at the Chase Oaks Church beginning at 11:00am.

Chase Oaks Church
281 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75023

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


To express your sympathy with a flower arrangement please contact our florist.


Please enhance this tribute to McCollum, Jill M. by adding your condolences or memories. Click Here

Steve Crossman

January 14, 2014 9:02AM

Jill and I were in the same academy class. She always had a smile on her face and I enjoyed working with her. I'm so sorry for your loss.
May God's peace be with you and your family. John 14:1-6

Brian and Bekki Harvey

December 28, 2013 9:30PM

Praying for you, Travis and Kathleen. Jill was an incredible and devoted mother, wife, dedicated police officer, animal rescuer and devout Christian. She truly led by example.
May God bless and comfort your precious family.

Joe Blanco

December 18, 2013 1:33AM

Rector, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Jill a few times and was always taken back by her true "Inner Joy" it came to no surprise when I found out she was your wife. Her Joy came from being with a Good Real Man, we are only separated from our loved ones that have gone before us by a thin veil. I have never forgotten the scripture you taught me about God's justice, Thank You. I pray that I can be as Blessed as you have been with family and legacy.

Jack Fielder

December 02, 2013 1:34PM

Rector, while it has been a long time since Ann and I have seen you and Jill, the news of her passing was both shocking and sad. She was a beautiful person and someone who forever changed my life for the better. Our prayers are with you.

Rex N. Enochs

December 01, 2013 2:24PM

Rector, I am so shocked and saddened about the passing of your wife, Jill. I can not begin to feel what you must be going through. Please express my condolences to Travis and Kathleen.

You are welcome to come out to the ranch anytime.

May God give you the strength.

Rex N. Enochs

Carroll Prewitt

November 30, 2013 7:04PM

I am thankful that God allowed my life to cross your's and Jill's.
We have great memories to cherish.

Marilyn Miller

November 30, 2013 6:57PM

Rector, I was shocked to hear of Jill's death. I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you and the children. You've got a painful road ahead of you. Am praying for your strength and peace. Marilyn Miller.

Ben Click

November 30, 2013 3:53PM

Great lady! Too young. My condolences to Rector and her family. May God be with them at this difficult time.

Jonnie England

November 30, 2013 9:39AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Jill's family and her many friends and colleagues who loved and admired her. She was a true inspiration. I'm honored to have known her.

Tammy Ellzey

November 30, 2013 8:58AM

Jill: You are the most giving person I have ever met. A role model for many who always come to the rescue for those in need by providing support with unconditional love. It has been such an honor and blessing to have known you. Thanks for always being there for all of us and what a precious women you truly are!


November 30, 2013 8:13AM

I met Jill when I first joined DPD about 23 years ago. She was a very sweet and kind soul from then until she left. She was one of the peoe that got me involved in teaching LETS to school children. We should all want to be a little more like her, better people!

Brad Kaufman

November 30, 2013 7:34AM

Rector, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Mary Johnson

November 29, 2013 4:04PM

Jill was my anchor during my time at the department. A co-worker, wife, mother, friend , teacher, a warrior for the troops overs seas, her volunteer work in 3rd world countries and her love for animals all come to mind when I think of her. I am blessed to have had time with her both as a co-worker in L.E.T.S. and as a friend. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

Jan Taylor

November 29, 2013 4:03PM

What an honor to have met you. May God bring peace and comfort to your family and friends,

Tammie Hughes

November 29, 2013 4:01PM

We will all miss Jill's smile, her wit, and her positive nature. We are blessed to have known Jill. Our hearts ache for Rector, Travis, and Kathleen. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Kimberley Jenkins

November 29, 2013 1:51AM


You, Jill and your family are in our prayers. We pray that God gives you strength during this time. We are thinking of you all. Sending many prayers of comfort also.

Mark & Kimberley Jenkins and Family

Sheila Greene

November 28, 2013 12:15AM

Dear Jill, 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, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

To her Family,
There are no words I can say to help heal your hearts and take the pain away, just know She made a enormous impact on earth more so than many ,she was tiny, but MIGHTY,she will be missed and remembered. My deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing her with us. She is a true teacher & a role model in the life she lead!

Sheila Greene

Alicia Phillips

November 27, 2013 9:43PM

Jill, Your beautiful spirit, will always live on. You are in your children's hearts and Rector's memories, forever! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I feel privileged to have known you.

Jim Bryan

November 27, 2013 8:56PM

A great lady and, Jill. God's peace be with Rector and the family.

David Davis

November 27, 2013 8:05PM

Thank you for your service to the City of Dallas and our residents.

Bonnie Watt

November 27, 2013 1:39PM

My heart is heavy with sorrow of the passing of this fine lady and officer. My prayers are with the family and I will always carry her memory in my heart. RIP Jill. God Speed good and faithful servant.

Vicki & Steve Solaja

November 27, 2013 11:48AM

Rector: You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are heartbroken too Jill was a wonderful person. The Solaja family

Tony & Diane Takats

November 27, 2013 11:39AM

Rector, Travis, and Kathleen,
May God be with you during this time and always. Jill was a great mother and wife. Her benevolent spirit will surely be missed by all those she touched.

Elaine Munch

November 27, 2013 11:02AM

Jill: You served mankind and animalkind equally and your service made all the difference. You will be missed by so many of us, but you were a shining example to us all.


November 27, 2013 10:18AM

Jill has been my closest friend for 40 years. I have so many wonderful memories. She had a huge heart and touched so many lives, (Two and four legged.) It is hard to imagine not having her in my life anymore. My thoughts and prayers go to all her family in Dallas and here in Utah.

Jan & Duane Easterling

November 27, 2013 9:06AM

Be at peace Jill. You were a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. We are keeping the whole family in our thoughts.

Eric & Lisa Large

November 27, 2013 8:16AM

We were blessed to have known such a wonderful woman. Jill left an impression on everyone she came in contact with and will be missed deeply.

Cile Holloway

November 26, 2013 11:28PM

Jill - you left us far too soon. You were such a blessing to so many - people and animals. I pray your family finds the strength to deal with your passing. Thank you for all that you did to help so many -

Leslie Oelke

November 26, 2013 9:55PM

As they say, some friends are here for a season, some a reason and some a lifetime. Jill you were a reason and a lifetime for me my friend. You showed me what it is to be a genuine friend and to give of oneself without expecting anything in return. You are an angel and will be missed so very much by all who called you friend.

Alex Garcia

November 26, 2013 2:24PM

My deepest condolences to the Mowery/McCollum Family. Jill was my classmate in the police academy class 192 starting in September 1985. Through those years through the last time I saw her in August 2013 she had not changed her outlook or demeanor on life. She left her mark on this world. You will be missed dear friend.

Sherry Dorn

November 26, 2013 2:14PM

Rector, I am so sorry. Jill was such a beautiful lady. May God comfort you and your children.

Nancy Webb

November 26, 2013 12:11PM

"Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the Chief happiness of life." - C.S. Lewis
What an awesome soul & spirited woman Jill was to everyone she meet through her lifetime. Kind, gentle, thoughtful, loyal, unselfish servanthod & she committed herself to live for the good of others. An angel on this earth as well as now a special angel in heaven. I will miss her infectious smile that could brighten a room up. I am honored to have known her over 27 years. Rector & her precious grown children prayers and blessings for you all to heal your tears, pain & your hearts during this difficult time. Draw near to each other and God as you continue to walk daily.. Cherish the memories.
Jill had many hurdles through life, but enjoyed them as happy opportunities to express herself through the love of others and animals.

Tom Popken

November 26, 2013 11:48AM

RIP Jill! Your work on earth is done, you touched so many souls, more than you will know! May God Bless you and your family!

Bud Green

November 26, 2013 11:31AM


My sympathy goes out to you and your children. If you need anything, just ask.

David Franklin

November 26, 2013 10:42AM

Rector: You have been in my prayers and will continue to be so. Jill was much loved and so are you.

Michael & Lisa Csaszar

November 26, 2013 10:25AM

Peace be with all of the McCullom family. Our heavy hearts and prayers are with you.

Sam Griffin

November 26, 2013 9:52AM

May God be with you and the family in this trying time. I am very glad that you don't hurt any longer, and happy that I knew you just a little.

Douglas Collins

November 26, 2013 9:03AM

Rector, my Brother and Companion, even though I had never met Jill, the words left by others confirm that you and your family have suffered a great loss. My most sincere condolences and may God bless you in this trying time.

steve slaton

November 26, 2013 8:58AM

Rest in peace Jill May God place his hand on the Family and help you find Peace in time

Rick Kirk

November 26, 2013 8:19AM

Jill, I will forever remember your smiling face. I considered it a pleasure to have known you. I learned so much from you about humanity. You were a very humbling person. I love like a sister and will miss you. RIP Rick

Ron Rose

November 26, 2013 8:14AM

Rest in Peace Jill. You will be missed by so many. One of the kindest, nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. In over 30 years of Knowing Jill, I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone. My prayers and condolences go out to Rector and his family. May God give you that peace that passes all understanding.

Patricia West

November 26, 2013 8:00AM

A kind and loving woman who touched so many lives and changed us all for the better. I have never met anyone as selfless and tender hearted as JILL. She was truly and Angel on Earth, Her legacy lives on in her wonderful children and the lives she has touched both two and four legged. Her love knew no bounds.