• Rebecca Ann (Collier) Palinski

    March 21, 2018
  • Rebecca Ann (Collier) Palinski of Hot Springs Village AR passed away on March 21, 2018 after a long battle with colon cancer. She fought her cancer and extreme pain valiantly to the end. We will dearly miss her and wish her well on her eternal journey free of pain and suffering.

    Becky was born April 19, 1953 in Little Rock, AR to Billy Forest Collier and Ana Mae (Lantz) Collier. She grew up in the Hillcrest area and graduated from Little Rock Central. She also graduated from Baylor University in 1976 with a B.S. in Elementary Education/Kindergarten and received her Masters in Elementary Education form the UALR in 1980. She belonged to Kappa Kappa lota, a professional educators’ society whose goal was to improve education and sponsor worthy students’ college education.

    Before moving with her husband to Washington D.C., Becky taught kindergarten at Oakhurst and at Williams Magnet. She completed her career teaching in the Maryland Prince George School District. In 2004 Becky and Julian retired to Ajijic, Mexico where they lived for ten years. Becky and Julian were members of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church where she assisted with Sunday School. Always the teacher, Becky also taught ESL to Mexican children for some years.

    Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, and infant son Steven, and her sister Deborah (Collier) Winter. She is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Julian Palinski. Two daughters Rachel Palinski Peppers (Josh), Abigail Palinski (Brain Calla and step-daughter Addison), Jackie Kirklin of Jasksonville, AR., an uncle Mark Collier (Kathy) of Bowling Green KY, her cousin Dean Collier of Bowling Green KY, and her brother-in-law Steve Palinski (Dawn) and niece Laura Lynn Palinski of Buffalo, NY.

    A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday May 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Memorial fund.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home, Hot Springs Village. For online condolences, please visit www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.


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    Becky and I were in school together from Pulaski Heights Elementary and on. She was a quiet, sweet soul and was a friend throughout the years. God bless Becky, Julian and all of her family. Love - Beth Webb


    Becky and Julian were two of the best friends my husband (Art) and I ever had. Becky and I taught kindergarten together at Oakhurst and loved working together for several years. I knew her mother, her sister, her daughters. I am very sad that she left this world that she made a better one, that she left much too soon, I am very grateful for having been her friend l grieve for Julian and her daughters. Virginia


    Thank you so much for the kind words. Teaching with you was one of Mom's favorite times of her life. She loved you and Art. Thank you again.