09/10/1953 - 05/17/2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Carl David Ellis, who peacefully left this world on May 17, 2023. He was a devoted husband, a cherished father, a respected friend, and a source of inspiration to all who knew him.


Born on September 10, 1953, Carl was a man of unwavering integrity, kindness, and compassion. He dedicated his life to his family and worked tirelessly to provide them with love and support.


Beyond his role as a husband and father, Carl was also an accomplished professional who excelled in his career. He approached his work with dedication, passion, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. He inspired those around him to strive for greatness, leaving an indelible mark on the banking industry while earning the respect of colleagues and peers.


Outside of work, Carl had a wide range of interests and hobbies that included barbecuing for his family, conquering vintage video games, and playing his guitar. Carl is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joannie Pillion-Ellis, and his children; daughter Kari Ellis-Salinas, son-in-law Stephen; grandchildren Raleigh, Foster, and Brynn, daughter Kristi Ellis-Little; grandchildren Ashleigh, Andrew, Aiden, and Oliver, son David Ellis, daughter-in-law Alicia, and granddaughter Charlotte.


  • We miss you so much! Love you!

  • Jack D. Howell

    Sorry to hear of this sad news. I offer my deepest condolences.

  • Carl was a very special person to me. We talked about RC planes and life in general. I miss our conversations and will me him and remember him as long as I live and hope to see him again in heaven, where I’m sure that he is now!

  • David Ruggiero

    I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Joannie I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ?

  • ❤️ LOVE TO YOU ALL !!

  • several typos on my previous post. I will miss Carl dearly!

  • I remember when Joannie met Carl. Watching the sparks fly between them…it was obvious they would end up together.
    I loved Carl’s smile. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, and funniest people I’ll ever have had the true blessing of knowing.
    Love you Joan, always.

  • Hi to them very sad to hear the news about Carl. We were great friends throughout the high school years and share the love of music. Weather was playing drums and guitars in my my parents garage, or singing and playing guitars in his room when he lived in Torrance, California. His dad, jorge, and his grandpa and mom we’re all there too. I have totally great memories of the whole family, and, of course Joni who I knew from the very beginning of Carl and Joni. Now I see what a wonderful family they went on to create, and we’re sending our love from Redondo Beach to all the members of the family.

  • So sorry for your loss Joannie.
    At least we were able to have met Carl when we last visited you in Arizona.
    He was such a nice man,
    With Deepest Sympathy, Janice & Bobby

  • Chrissy Margaret

    I will miss Carl forever! He was the best and to be honest out of all the years I knew him, I don’t remember ever seeing him get mad, always cool and collected. Love and miss you Carl ❤️

  • Condolences from the Stevens Family.

  • Carl is missed by his Team at Wells Fargo. His legacy and impact here stand alone. An incredible colleague Carl was for us all. His work lives on here. He was and still is the Best of what we all strive to be.

  • Every morning at the start of my meditation, I checkin with Carl to let him know my thoughts are with him as he moves into his next phase of his journey. Love ya man!

  • Aundra Marcel Cook

    Greetings and salutations, I would like to express my condolences to the Ellis family. I never had the opportunity to physically meet Carl. However, the team speaks highly of Carl. I hope I can rise to the level as Carl pertaining to life/career! He was the corner stone of the CPE team at Wells Fargo. May God bless your family.

  • So sorry for your loss, Joannie and family. Carl was way too young to leave us. Such a good person!

  • Robert and Nelly Kapen

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Joanie and Family. My condolences ?

  • Renee Serbenick

    With deepest sympathy for Carl’s family. I worked with Carl, before retiring in 2020. Carl was always so easy going, and great to work with. I am so sorry for your loss.

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