Ella Tristan Escalona

Ella Tristan Escalona, 73 passed away March 10, 2018 with her family by her side.  Mrs. Escalona was born to Patricio and Catarina Tristan on February 11, 1945 in Ganado, TX.  Ella was raised in Victoria, TX, where she met and married the love of her life, Ernest. They moved to the Houston area and have resided in the community for the past 49 years.  She is a member at St Helen Catholic Church and retired from Sam’s Club after over 25 years of service.  She was kind and nurturing, whose true vocation was being a wife and mother.

Mrs Escalona is preceded in death by her parents Patricio and Catarina Tristan; daughter Kathy Escalona Gage; sisters Lucy Vasquez and Virgina Vasquez; brothers Mike Tristan Sr. and Vincent Tristan Sr.

Ella is survived and will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 52 years Ernest L. Escalona Sr.; daughters Evelyn, Jennifer, Adrian and Ella-Ann Escalona; son Ernest L. Escalona Jr. and wife Alicia; sister-in-law Julia Tristan; grandchildren Marissa, Sarah, Ernest III, Felix, Ralphael, Kaitlyn, Emily, Tristan and Angelita; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6-8pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.  Mass will begin 11am Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland.


  1. My beautiful auntie….Always had a smile for everyone. There is not one person that she would not talk to you. She was a true spiritual woman. All my brothers and sister all looked up to her as she was our “older” sister. She will be truly missed. Our hearts are broken. Truly broken. MUCH LOVE to all our nieces and nephews whom we hold so dear. Our deepest condolences. Only know that she is with Kathy right now and all her brothers and mom. She always be our angel.
    Love you all,
    Aunt Linda and Uncle Dan

    Linda Hernandez
  2. I will always remember her laughter, always smiling and happy. Aunt Ella you will be one of kind Angel. We will miss you dearly.
    To her children my condolences and prayers.
    Steve and Virginia Vasquez

  3. Prayers and hope for the family

    Virginia Vasquez
  4. Beloved Family,

    We want you know that we are very sad that Ms. Ella is no longer present with us here on this earth but we Rejoice with you all knowing that she is now with JESUS.

    We will sincerely miss hearing Ms. Ella’s laughter and her joyful spirit but find comfort knowing that soon, very soon we will all be together again in health, joy and most importantly, in the presence of our ABBA Father.

    We will always love you, Ms. Ella.

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of this beautiful soul.
    Ms. Gloria R. Rivera
    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Torres

    Gloria Torres
  5. Mom and I were so shocked to hear of her passing. We loved her so much. We will be praying for my uncle Ernest and all my cousins. We love you all. There are so many stories of my aunt Ella to share with you at the appropriate time. Sending huge hugs and prayers for the Escalona Family.

    Ernest Sepulveda
  6. My condolences to all the family she left behind near and far. My true friend will be missed in years to come. I know we will meet again. She was a loving and caring person and could never meet a stranger. Her eyes were the friendliest and her laugh was one of a kind. She loved her family so much, all of them. Her family was always number one in her life. I know she will be missed by me and so many other souls in the area. She was my Comadre and I respected her for that honor. We shared stories and had our private moments and she gave me good advice which I took to my heart. She is gone, but I (we) will never be forget her. Love Always Comadre Lali

    Adalia Leija (Lali)
  7. My condolences to the family .
    Miss Ella was my mom away from home. She would always let me know
    What was going on in our day . It was always a great day for her . She would tell me
    Life was a joy and to be happy always
    She always ask how my mom was doing and for me to take care of my self. .
    I’m alive because she told me there was life after Sam’s club .

    I love you Miss Ella

    Henry Miller
  8. We are so sad to hear this news. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I will never forget her and how she befriended me at Sam’s when we worked together. Please accept our deepest condolences. We love you all and will see you soon.

    Gilbert & Pam Rodarte & Family

    Pam Rodarte

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