Ellen Louise Webster

October 4, 1942November 30, 2018

Miss. Ellen “Ollie” Webster, 76, of Moody, AL, formally of West Hollywood, CA, passed away in Atlanta, GA on November 30, 2018. Ellen was born on October 4, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Louise Webster. After graduating from Lankenau Preparatory School, where she was a field hockey star, she attended Jacksonville University. Ellen was always one to do things her way, and she moved to West Hollywood, CA. There she enjoyed a career in accounting that spanned over 30 years and was a job she truly loved. There was always a special place in her heart for cats. Ellen loved going to the beach and was very athletic. She was very outgoing and will be remembered as a natural leader. She loved to spend time with her family and always looked forward to her visits with her brother. Ellen leaves behind her brother, Bill Webster, niece, Jennifer Webster, great-niece and great-nephew, Savannah and Justin and cousin, John Gardner. The family will have a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Ellen to help animals to the SPCLA,


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Rhae Theriault

February 12, 2019

The night of 2/8 I saw a shocking post that Ellen had died this past November. I sat with my jaw dropped for a full 15 minutes, trying to wrap my head around the concept. I told only my room mate and didn't want to share a memory on here - because I was hoping it was all some kind of terrible misunderstanding. How could none of us, out here in the LA Rescue community, have not known until now?

I've known Ellen since at least 2009, when she started helping with a large-scale hoarding situation. My Facebook mission page also attracted fellow friend and rescuer, Allyson Sims. It wasn't long after that the three of us began focusing our efforts on shelter cats and kittens... primarily out of high-kill Downey County. We were among the very first to form the Downey Shelter group of volunteers. Ellen transported so many cats/kittens for me and we also worked on many street rescues together.

We became good friends, in the process, and also started attending Animal Law Seminars at UCLA.

Around last Thanksgiving, Ellen phoned, telling me that she was losing her apartment in Hollywood. Well, as long as I've known Ellen, her neighbors were always giving her a hard time about how many cats she had. I'd been at her place many times to photograph and shoot video of her kitties. Some she was just fostering, some were her lifelong fur-babies.

Please, if you have any info on how she passed, why she's gone, there are many of her dear friends, out here in LA, that want to know... need to know.

Ellen was such a bright light: she was hip, funny, fun to be around, and always willing to do whatever she could to help the animals. Ellen was a beautiful woman, inside and out.

Hold your loved ones close because tomorrow promises nothing. Rest in sweet peace, friend. XOXO

Carla Roselli

February 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. I was shocked to find out. I had received a call from her prior, but didn't get back to her. I feel so badly about that now. I know her from cat rescue out here in LA and have seen her work so hard to rescue and get cats out of the shelter. She was very caring and had love in her heart for all homeless animals. I am concerned and hope that her 2 cats she had with her are ok and with family??? Does anyone know? Last I heard she was in Alabama, can they let me know. Her last message was that her older cat Leah passed away. I hope that Boo Boo and( I forget the others name) are safe. As that would have been Ellen's wish -for them to be safe and with her family and cared for. God Bless you Ellen, I know you are in Heaven. Sending prayers to your family.

Linda Baley

February 11, 2019

Ellen and her rescue friends helped me become the rescuer I am today. Thanks for making me a fighter! I will not forget the lessons I have learned <3

Charlene Codella

February 9, 2019

As many others are writing, I am so very saddened to learn of Ellen's passing. She was a kind soul & always there for those she cared about. I know how much she loved helping others, especially those with 4 paws. She will be missed dearly, especially by her feline friends.

Kathy Bissonette

February 9, 2019

I am so sad. I feel terrible, I didn’t know Ellen passed away until now. I tried to get in touch with her and cards I sent her were returned. She was such a sweetheart and had such an amazing heart for animals. I loved when we got together for dinners, catching up on our cats, laughing so hard at comedy shows. I pray and send loving thoughts to her family. God bless her. I will truly miss her. 💜 Kathy Bissonette

Hali Burton

February 9, 2019

So very sad to hear of the passing of a remarkable woman. I also knew Ellen from animal rescue, and no one worked harder or with more selflessness, than Ellen. Those of us here in Los Angeles, are grieving for the loss of Ellen, and send condolences to her family and friends, and all who loved her. The world is a sadder place, right now.

Kathy Darnell

February 8, 2019

I am just hearing of Ellen’s passing. I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news.
Sending condolences to her family.
Kathy Darnell Warner

Jill Goodrich

February 8, 2019

I knew Ellen through Downey shelter where she and I volunteered with a group to help gets cats out of the shelter. She always posted people that we could contact to be a foster and stayed very active and dedicated. I am so sad to hear of her loss. I haven’t been active with cat rescue for awhile so I didn’t learn of this until today. Prayers to her family...

Brendarenee Green

February 8, 2019

Brenda Green

February 8, 2019

Ellen and I were in Kitty Katchers together when we came across my Downey Danny Pants.... 7 yrs ago.
She tried reaching me to bite my tongue and to act like a lady.... I love you Ellen 💔
Danny sends 22 kisses. One for each of his toes that we knew we weren't leaving at the shelter on that day❤️
Hug Don and Joyce for me?
Oh tears..,💔