Ellen Bares

Ellen Bares, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  She was born on November 25, 1944 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Robert and Mildred McMillan.

Ellen was formerly from La Marque, Texas.  She was a member of the Highlands Baptist Church of La Marque.  Ellen was a School Bus Driver for La Marque ISD and owned the Snowball Delights in Dickinson for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Gerald Bares.  Ellen is survived by her daughters; Cindy Dalton and Karen Harris Lanting and her son John Dalton and wife Brenda, her two grandchildren; Amber Dalton and John Dalton and six great grandchildren; Sydni Walker, Trinity Cravy, Madison Cravy, Ember Dalton, Della Dalton and Radley Dalton.

A graveside service will be at 11:00am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas with Morris Dagerath officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/donate.


  1. It is with the heaviest heart I have ever had that I write this for you. Everything in my world has lost a little color now your gone. I will have you with me every second of every day giving me strength when I am unsure or discouraged about myself, you were and will always be my number one fan, no one in my life has made me feel better about myself than you. Always giving me nothing but your whole heart, a comforting smile, and open arms. Always glowing, always kind. I can’t say bye , so for now I’ll just have to say I’ll see you later. I love you with all my heart granny

    John Emmitt Dalton
  2. I love you Mom and miss you terribly and it’s only been two days since you departed. I feel you with me now. We will meet again someday.

    Cindy Dalton
  3. Oh Ellen, what will we do without you? You and I have been best friends for a very long time…raising our sons, who are best friends also. You always knew how to make everything seem ok. I will miss you dear friend, please save a place up there next to you for me. Best friends stick together you know. I love you dear friend.

    Linda Polivka Wilson

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