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"Don't try to find us."
—Ellen's note to Abraham Ford before abandoning him with her children[src]

Ellen Ford is a survivor of the outbreak and the wife of Abraham Ford and mother of A.J. and Becca in AMC's The Walking Dead.


Nothing is known about Ellen's life before or as the outbreak began, except that she was married to Abraham and they had two children, Becca and A.J.


Season 5

"Self Help"

Ellen is seen in a grocery store with her kids after Abraham kills multiple people, presumably because they attacked Ellen as she is seen with a black eye. They are terrified of what Abraham has become and are seen hiding under a counter as Abraham kills the survivors. Ellen and the kids leave the next day, and upon finding a car, they are attacked and devoured by walkers, later being found dead by Abraham. 

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Ellen has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Killed By

Ellen Ford and her family ran away from Abraham Ford, who was searching for them. Abraham then discovered their devoured bodies outside the grocery store. Ellen and their children were already dead torn apart from walkers and never reanimated.


Abraham Ford

Though little is known about Abraham's relationship with his wife, he obviously was greatly protective of her, being the main driving force keeping her alive in the apocalypse. During flashback sequences in "Self Help", he is shown to have killed a group of people, presumably to protect Ellen and their children. Despite reassurances from Abraham that everything would be alright, she seemed deeply disturbed by his actions, hinting at some possible previous tensions. During the night, she attempts to leave him with her children, but they are slaughtered by walkers. Abraham, discovering this, becomes deeply damaged, nearly killing himself before a man, Eugene Porter, wanders into his proximity. This shows that Abraham had become completely dependent on his family, including Ellen, to keep his drive for living going. Without them, he quickly crumbled into depression until a new purpose could find its way to him in the form of Eugene and his lies about Washington, D.C..


TV Series

Season 5

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Grimes Family RickJudithCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreMirandaLouisElizaDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMs. McLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenMrs. FosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEnidBobTobinBarbaraBruceScottKentHeathAnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacySamanthaJefferyBobbyNatalieErinShellyDineshO'HaraCharlyneDanAdrianParkCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieWesleyKalEduardoGregoryCrystalCraigOscarHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Saviors DwightSimonNeganKenoJaredAratGaryHuckAmberTanyaFrankieMarkReginaAldenGracieJoséPotterBrookeD.J.NorrisMelDerekJohnSherryWadeCamLauraDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
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Oceanside RachelCyndieBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers JadisTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
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