line, upon learning that her youngest son has
married Digger Barnes’ daughter: “I’m
sorry, I don’t know what to say!” (“Digger’s
Daughter”, Episode 1, 1978).
line, inviting daughter-in-law Cally away on
vacation: “Or come to Hong Kong with us, for that
matter, if you need a change.” (“The Southfork
Wedding Jinx”, Episode 332, 1990)
History: Married to Jock Ewing for 43 years until his
death in 1981, and to Clayton Farlow since 1984.
Southfork Ranch, Braddock Rd, Texas (1915-90); places
unknown (1990 onwards).
likely to say: “We may be right and we may be
wrong but we’re Ewings, we stick together, and
that’s what makes us unbeatable.”
should have had her tubes tied together right after
I was born." JR, 1988
Father: Aaron Southworth (deceased 1939)
Brother: Garrison Southworth (deceased 1979)
Sons: JR, Gary, Bobby
Grandchildren: Lucy Ewing, James Beaumont, John Ross
Ewing III, Christopher
Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Betsy Ewing, Lucas Krebbs, Molly
Great grandson: Jimmy Beaumont.
Digger Barnes, her childhood sweetheart.
Jock Ewing, Digger’s rival, whom she married in
1938 in order to save the ranch.
Clayton Farlow, her second husband to whom she has been
married since 1984.
The fixated Jessica Montford who kidnapped Ellie in
order to prevent her marrying brother Clayton.
Being reunited with her brother Garrison after forty
years. Being reunited with her son Gary after fifteen
years. Marrying Clayton.
Undergoing a mastectomy. Jock’s death. The year
long battle between JR and Bobby for control of Ewing
Oil which sent her to the brink of collapse.