Ellen Waddell Torrier Former Visalia resident Ellen Waddell Torrier, 77, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away December 3, 2012. Ellen was born in Arkansas on May 15, 1935 to John and Lenora Mayberry. At a young age her family moved to Grover Beach, CA, there she would go to school and eventually meet her husband. In 1954 she married the love of her life, Dean. After a short stay in SLO and Tulare they settled in Visalia, CA, where they raised their three children. They were together for 42 years, Dean past away in 1997. Ellen then found love and companionship and married Vincent Torrier in 2001, moved to Washington and making Walla Walla her home. Ellen is survived by her spouse, Vince; her three children, Nancy (Don) Davis of Coarsegold, CA, Larry (Pam) Waddell of Oklahoma and David (Lydia) Waddell of Visalia, CA; her six grandchildren, Allison (John) Howell, Micah (Jenifer) Waddell, Aleicia (Shawn) Maness, Vanessa and Allison Waddell, Sabrina Waddell and her great grandchildren. The loss of Ellen will be felt most by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private memorial services will be held at a later date in Los Osos, CA.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2012