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Jacquelyn Claire Barnd

December 30, 1947 — February 3, 2024

Malvern, Arkansas

‘Jackie’s Gathering’ of Family and Friends - Memorial
Sunday, May 5 th , 2024
‘Friendship Park Conservatory’ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Jacquelyn (Jackie) C. Barnd, age 76, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Jackie is the daughter of Michael L. Barnd Sr. and Nina Barnd. Jackie is greatly missed by her siblings: Cheryl Taliaferro, Michael L. Barnd Jr. (deceased), Elizabeth Zaccari (Frank), Patrick Barnd, Deborah Barnd (Twila), and James Barnd (Laura). Jackie had a very special bond with each of her nieces and nephews: Tony Taliaferro, Nicholas Zaccari, Kelly Barnd, Jacob Barnd, Michael J. Barnd, Kristen Barnd, and Eric Barnd.
Everyone that met Jackie knew that her heart was made of pure love. Jackie had tremendous compassion, understanding, patience, forgiveness, gratitude and enjoyment for every single person that she met. If you were a family member, or a close friend of Jackie, you knew that you were loved unconditionally and were above reproach in her eyes.
Bird and nature watching along with photography were Jackie’s main hobbies. Her vision to encapsulate endearing characteristics in her photos was her specialty. The photographs that Jackie took could make any viewer feel like you were there with her experiencing the same moment.
Jackie retired after 40 years as a very dedicated and loyal employee for the Walgreens Corporation based out of Illinois. Among the many titles that she held within Walgreens, she was the most proud of her HR position of managing 18 traveling corporate trainers. She was also very proud of the work she did implementing the Walgreens’ Chicagoland ‘Welfare-to-Work’, and ‘School-to-Work’ programs that combined off- site and on-site training.
Jackie loved living previously in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Fort Worth, Texas before residing in Arkansas. Jackie was an active Fort Worth citizen. During her residency there she served as a member of the following organizations: ‘Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee for Disabled Persons,’ the ‘Historical Randoll Mill Valley Alliance,’ ‘Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Commission,’ and the ‘Fort Worth Citizen’s Advisory to The Police Chief.’
Jackie was a trained volunteer for both the E.S.D.A. (Emergency Services Disaster Agency) and C.E.R.T. (Civilian Emergency Response Team.)  Along with other services, Jackie also volunteered for the massive simulation training exercises for the Emergency Response Departments. She was a trained triage volunteer, and a proud registered Ham Radio Operator.
Jackie was also very instrumental in halting the planned huge fracking compressor from being built within her neighborhood by a major corporate gas company. She started the petition to halt the process by organizing the petition drive to bring the concern to the Fort Worth City Council. (This petition had more signatures than any other petition that
had ever been brought in front of this council.) She also spoke at the City Council meeting that was being covered by the local news. Jackie’s actions, along with the actions of many of her fellow citizens, brought about the resolution that no fracking will ever be done anywhere within the Fort City limits.
A Forth Worth City council person started her successful campaign with a meeting of supporters in Jackie’s living room. The local news was also present covering this grass roots event. Jackie was very involved in the daily operations of the ‘Citizens on
Patrol’ in her Mallard Cove Texas neighborhood. She also helped organize and run the annual neighborhood garage sale to raise money for neighborhood needs such as beautification projects, security cameras, etc. She also volunteered as an extra exterior security person for a local elementary school.
To say the least...our ‘Gentle Jackie’ made a huge impact in many people’s lives and positively impacted future generations with her selfless service and personal nature. Jackie was loved and appreciated by many, and will always be greatly missed by her family and close friends.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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