Walking On -- Ellen Ann Haralson

09.15.2014 Ron Karten Walking On

Ellen Ann Haralson

Nov. 26, 1950 - March 31, 2014

Tribal Elder Ellen Ann (Langley) Haralson was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Tulare, Calif. Family and close friends knew her as "Sissy." Her parents were William Joseph Langley and Ellen Hamilton. She was one of eight children.

As a child, she and her family migrated between California and Oregon for work. In Oregon, they spent time with her uncle Allen "Biff" Langley and aunt Louise. They had a large family also. These were great moments in her childhood.

The migrating stopped when her father took a permanent job in California and they purchased a home in her teens. She graduated from Delano High School in 1968 and immediately married Dana Haralson. They had one daughter, Toni Haralson Moore of Wasco, Calif. They lived in McFarland, Calif. Sissy was mostly a homemaker and only worked part-time.

She lost her sister, Loretta Langley Graham, in 1984. She and her husband raised Loretta's daughter, Amber.

She played a lot of softball in her 20s and 30s. Her father enjoyed going to her games. She spent valuable time with her children and grandchildren - Nathan, Summer, Cameron and Jordyn. She was a mild-mannered soul. She had faith in God. She was loved and will forever be missed by Toni, Buck, Amber and many friends and family members. She was taken too soon on March 31, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Loretta; father and mother, William and Ellen Langley; brother, Billy Joe; and husband, Dana Haralson. She seemed lost after Dana passed almost 10 years ago and we find comfort in thinking they are together again.

A graveside service was held on April 3 at Wasco Memorial Park. Pastor Sandra Webb officiated and interment followed.