McCollum, Jill M.

June 29, 1955 - November 24, 2013

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


42 replies on “McCollum, Jill M.”

Patricia West says:

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.

Ron Rose says:

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.

Rick Kirk says:

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

steve slaton says:

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

Douglas Collins says:

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.

Sam Griffin says:

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.

Michael & Lisa Csaszar says:

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

David Franklin says:

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

Bud Green says:


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

Tom Popken says:

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!

Nancy Webb says:

“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.

Sherry Dorn says:

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

Alex Garcia says:

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.

Leslie Oelke says:

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.

Cile Holloway says:

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 –

Eric & Lisa Large says:

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.

Jan & Duane Easterling says:

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

Aphrodite says:

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.

Elaine Munch says:

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.

Tony & Diane Takats says:

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.

Vicki & Steve Solaja says:

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

Bonnie Watt says:

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.

David Davis says:

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

Jim Bryan says:

A great lady and friend…rest, Jill. God’s peace be with Rector and the family.

Alicia Phillips says:

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.

Sheila Greene says:

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

Mark and Kimberley Jenkins says:


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

Tammie Hughes says:

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.

Jan Taylor says:

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

Mary Johnson says:

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.

Brad Kaufman says:

Rector, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

T.Hop says:

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!

Tammy Ellzey says:

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!

Jonnie England says:

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.

Ben Click says:

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

Marilyn Miller says:

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.

Carroll Prewitt says:

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

Rex N. Enochs says:

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

Jack Fielder says:

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.

Joe Blanco says:

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.

Brian and Bekki Harvey says:

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.

Steve Crossman says:

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

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