It's a family affair, it's a family affair.
  • 54 years old
  • Born on June 27, 1959 in Albany, Georgia, United States.
  • Passed away on January 28, 2014 in La Jolla, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alison Hartnett, 54, born on June 27, 1959 and passed away on January 28, 2014. We will remember her forever.

She is survived by her husband Terrence Hartnett, daughter Jennifer Eller, son Michael Hartnett, parents Dolores and Franklin Eller, sister Cynthia Eller, brother Peter Eller, niece Kelly Eller, nephew JP Eller, brother Jim Eller, nephew Jimmy Eller, as well as her dog Jack and other friends and family she has loved over the years. 

Her celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1st, at the home of her parents, Dolores and Franklin Eller. 

We miss Alison's strength, giving manner, love for her family, and spirited attitude as we reflect upon our time together.  We encourage family and friends to use this website to share memories, photos, stories, prayers, and as a form of remembrance.

Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th June 2018
My dear sister Alison - Happy Birthday!! I love you and miss you! Sisters always and forever. Love, Cindy. XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 27th June 2018
Happy Birthday Mom. I love you.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 28th January 2018
My Dear Sister Alison - you are in my heart and soul and will be forever missed. I enjoy your beautiful flowers every day. I ring your bells and spray your favorite perfume White Shoulders whenever I need you close to me. I hope you can hear the bells when I ring them. Sisters always and forever. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th June 2017
Happy Birthday dear Alison! I wish you were here so we could celebrate together. I am going to make your favorite German Chocolate cake for your birthday! Miss you so much. Sisters Always and Forever. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 29th January 2017
Missing you. I love you and think about you every day.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 28th January 2017
My dear Sister Alison - you are greatly missed but I feel your love every day, when I see a picture of you. or view a rainbow or heart in the sky, or see a beautiful flower, butterfly or dragonfly, when I put on your favorite perfume White Shoulders, when I ring one of your bells, when I look at your beautiful flower pens or the blue crystal dolphins you gave me, when I wear the blue topaz ring you gave me, when I listen to music you enjoyed (Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac), or even when I eat one of your favorite foods - German Chocolate cake requested by Dad for his birthday! You will always be loved and missed. Sisters Always and Forever! Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Allyson Smith on 28th January 2017
Thinking of Alison on this day. I still have her flower pens at home and at work, and remember her every time I look at them. Also love listening to the CD of her favorite music. She was a special person and is greatly missed.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th June 2016
Dear Alison - it has been so long since you have been gone. I miss you every day. I remember you especially today on your birthday. I am making your favorites - tortellini salad and German chocolate cake. We had some wonderful times celebrating your birthday. Wishing you peace until we meet again. Sisters always and forever. Happy Birthday!! Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 27th June 2016
Happy Birthday Mom! I love you! xxxooo
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 28th January 2016
Mom, you are in my heart and in my prayers. Tonight someone said to remember that you are a daughter of God and that gave me some comfort. Love always.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th January 2016
Thinking of you my dear sister Alison. Sisters always and forever. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th June 2015
Happy Birthday Alison! I baked a German Chocolate cake in your honor with your favorite coconut-pecan frosting. You would have loved it! Miss you! Sisters always and forever!! Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 27th June 2015
Happy birthday Mom. Love you and miss you.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 11th May 2015
Dear Alison - thinking of you on Mother's Day. You were a wonderful mom to Jennifer and Mike. We miss you. I love you. Sisters always and forever. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 5th April 2015
Dear Alison - I am thinking of you and wish you were here with us! Love you always and forever! Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 6th March 2015
Dear Alison - I found your beautiful message. Thank you so much! I love you too! Sisters always and forever! Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 6th March 2015
I've been missing you a lot lately. I wish you were here with us.
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 29th January 2015
Mom, I miss you and think of you every day. Today I went on a long drive and listened to some music you loved. I also stopped by the Solana Beach donut place and we had King's Garden for dinner. I made a promise to you today. I love you.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 28th January 2015
Dear Alison - I have so many wonderful memories that keep you with me in my heart! I loved your beautiful smile and laugh and your goofiness at times! I remember going to the beach with you in Hawaii when we were kids and playing in the sand and riding the waves together, and a few years ago going to Cardiff beach with you, Terry, Jennifer, Mike and Jack! I remember our picnics at San Dieguito Park playing badminton and croquet. I remember the fun we had taking horseback riding lessons when we lived in Virginia. I remember you sending me cookies at Christmas time when you lived in Florida. I remember the many pool parties we had over the years for birthdays and other special occasions. I remember having lunch with you at Samurai Restaurant and other Japanese restaurants - you loved the miso soup, steak teriyaki and tempura. I remember how much you loved the Snow White Chicken from King's Garden. We had such a nice time at Sea World nights. We had fun baking Christmas cookies and fruitcake. Last year we had a lot of fun at our New Years Eve celebration - everyone loved all of the great food we prepared, including the cheese puffs and meatballs! Of course I will always remember how much you loved German chocolate cake! When I admire your flower pen bouquets or ring one of your bells I can feel you close by. You loved going to garage sales with Terry and always found a good deal - you had a wonderful Barbie collection. You found beautiful crystal dolphins for me! I remember playing with our Barbie dolls together when we were young! I love to wear the blue topaz ring you gave me, and spritz on your favorite White Shoulders perfume. When I see the hummingbirds outside I think of you! The wildflowers Dad planted in your memory are growing. I can't wait for them to bloom! We miss you so much Alison. You were a wonderful sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt and friend. You will live in our hearts forever. I love you so much Alison, my beautiful Sister, my Friend. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Barbara Strzelecki on 28th January 2015
Loved you yesterday. Love you today. Will love and remember you forever!!
Posted by Frank Eller on 28th January 2015
Dear Alison, I miss you so much_always and forever. I spread out some wildflower seeds and planted some daffodil bulbs in memory of you and they are beginning to come up. Love, Dad
Posted by Maureen Gurka on 28th January 2015
Dear Alison I can't believe its been a year since you have been gone. I think of you often and wish I can pick up the phone and call you. I thank your family for all the special gifts they brought to me and I hold them dear to my heart. Love and forever in my heart XOXOXO Maureen
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th January 2015
Dear Alison - I miss your beautiful smile and great laugh!! Love you always and forever! Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 26th January 2015
Love you Alison.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 22nd January 2015
Love you Alison. XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 22nd January 2015
Dear Alison - May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Please God take good care of my sister. Peace be with you Alison. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 22nd January 2015
Alison - I treasure the times we spent together and they are locked inside my heart, for as long as I have those memories we will never be apart. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 22nd January 2015
Dear Alison: I miss you so much! I wish I had been able to do something to save you. I have your flower pen bouquets in my room. They are beautiful and remind me of you every day. I hope to be with you again someday. I love you. Sisters always and forever. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th December 2014
Dear Alison - I was thinking of you today when I went to the Corner Bakery Café and bought your favorite treat - maple pecan bar. I gave JP a taste and he really liked it. I remember our visits to the Corner Bakery Cafe and how much you enjoyed this delicious dessert. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 25th December 2014
Merry Christmas dear Alison. Peace and love forever. Miss you. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th November 2014
Dear Alison - I miss you so much. I wish you were here for Thanksgiving. I remember how you loved to chomp on the huge turkey leg. Love you always and forever. Sisters for eternity.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 7th September 2014
Dear Alison, I am thinking of you and missing you. Love you always and forever, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 26th August 2014
Alison - I wish you were here for my birthday. Today I wore the beautiful blue topaz ring you gave me and sprayed on some of your favorite White Shoulders cologne. I also had a birch beer with my lunch today. Miss you so much. Love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 22nd August 2014
Mom, The other day I was wishing I could hold your hand and give you a hug. I miss you. Love, Jennifer
Posted by Cindy Eller on 20th August 2014
Alison - You are so beautiful to me! Miss you, love, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 29th July 2014
Miss you Alison. Love Always, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 13th July 2014
Alison I made a big bowl of tortellini salad - I wish you were here to share it with us. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 4th July 2014
Dear Alison - I wish you had been here today. Miss you so much. We had your favorite - watermelon - you would have really enjoyed it. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 29th June 2014
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Alison you will always be in our hearts. Love you, Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 27th June 2014
My Dear Sister Alison in Heaven Above, I miss you so much. Wishing you a Happy Birthday. Jennifer and I went to Samurai for your birthday. I had your favorite meal (miso soup, California roll, steak teriyaki, rice, and shrimp & vegetable tempura). It was delicious! We will have a piece of German Chocolate cake later tonight. I hope you can see the beautiful roses I bought for your birthday. They have a beautiful fragrance. Peace be with you. Love you always and forever. Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 27th June 2014
Mom, today would have been your 55th birthday. Right now I'm drinking some hot chocolate and later Cindy and I will be going to Samurai. I love you. Happy Birthday.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 28th May 2014
Love you Alison.
Posted by Maria Derksen on 25th May 2014
Dear Alison, It was wonderful to get the little Mickey Mouse in the mail last week. It reminded me of good old days. Getting up early in the morning to check out the yard sales. Yes my dear friend you got me hooked. I went many times but going together was the most fun. The flowers are in my window, oh how I had wished you could have visited me here on the other side of the ocean, and saw the view yourself. You will be always in my heart dear friend. As you were my first and most loyal friend I had in San Diego. I miss you little silly note's and treasure the poem you wrote to me in my memorie book. love you forever.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 11th May 2014
Dear Alison: Happy Mother's Day! We really miss you. We had a wonderful trip to Big Sur - it was as beautiful as you said it was. Jennifer was a great driver! We hiked up to Pfeiffer Falls - and it was amazing. We had a great campsite. One night we cooked your favorite - popcorn on the campfire - it was delicious. We also made S'Mores. We went to a special place Mike found at Pfeiffer Beach and went to a beautiful area on Big Sur River. You were in our hearts the entire trip and I wish you had been there also. Love you so much. Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Jennifer Eller on 10th May 2014
Mom I know you would have really been happy about our family trip to Big Sur. It was beautiful. I miss and love you. I even miss you complaining about my driving which I know you would have had a lot to say about on this trip. Wish you were here. Love always, Jennifer
Posted by Cindy Eller on 3rd May 2014
Dear Alison: Love you always and forever. Cindy XXXOOO
Posted by Cindy Eller on 2nd May 2014
Dear Alison. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 28th April 2014
Alison - we had some of your favorite Boylan birch beer in your honor today. JP tried it and really liked it. Love you! Cindy xxxooo
Posted by Cindy Eller on 20th April 2014
Happy Easter dear Alison! Your family loves and misses you! Wish you were here. Love you always and forever.
Posted by Cindy Eller on 19th April 2014
Love you Alison.

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