Ella is married to the president of the First Bank of Pinedale. Her dresses are store bought and she wears makeup and jewelry. Ella has several pairs of shoes that match her dresses. She has a standing appointment at the beauty shop. She and Annie have been good friends since sixth grade when Ella's family moved to Pinedale. Annie was kind to "the new girl" and Ella has never forgotten. Although their economics are different, they have remained close friends.