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Jacqueline Kandel Collum, age 84

Jacqueline Kandel Collum was born on February 25, 1937 and left peacefully from this earth on February 1, 2022. She was adopted by Herman and Marcia Kandel and was raised in Florida, Connecticut and New York, before making her home in Hot Springs for over 50 years. 

Above all, Jackie loved the Lord, and wouldn’t miss the chance to talk about him. She was a loving mother, to her sons Steve and Tiger, who have both passed on. Jackie was a devoted wife, and an even better grandmother to Kelly and Ashley, who she also raised, after their father passed. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren to Braylee, Brayden and Ashton Berg. 

Jackie loved hunting and fishing, camping, sewing, church, cooking, and socializing with her Bible Study friends or her neighbors. She was always good for quick wit, and a laugh. 

She attended Lighthouse Baptist Church, where she met her dear friends, Kathleen and Doc. 

She also spent years in Bible Study Fellowship, and loved to increase her knowledge of God and his miracles. Yet, Her life was not without tragedy, losing her children, but she endured. Her example showed what it means to be strong. To keep the faith and to fight the good fight. 

Memorial services to celebrate her life will be this Sunday, 3 pm, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Hot Springs. 


  • JB Dennis Johnson,Jr Posted February 12, 2022 3:52 PM

    She will definitely be missed

  • Penny Hibbs Bailey Posted February 13, 2022 12:45 PM

    Love Jackie she was a good neighbor an friend only good memories with her

  • Katina Johnson-Ross Posted February 14, 2022 1:07 AM

    Love you and you will be missed dearly.🙏🏽

  • Lee Ivory Posted February 14, 2022 10:32 PM

    I grew up around the corner from Mrs. Collum, playing pretty much daily with Tiger and Steve. The loss of her boys was devastating for her, I’m sure. Years ago, I came back to Hot Springs and drove through the old neighborhood. I saw her and Steve’s two grandchildren playing in a field. I stopped and we had the most wonderful conversation. She was the same sweet, witty woman I remembered from my childhood. And she remembered me. Godspeed, Mrs. Collum. Tell the boys I said hello.

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