During the Depression her father, who was once a engineer was forced to become a janitor. The family had money problems, because of this. They presuambly made through the Depression, and continued to live on to their adult lives.
Bea was probably close to her family, maybe going to family reunions at Leroy's farm.
She had to have met her great-niece, Amelia a few times, since, Amelia remembers Bea for her bad breath.
- Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide (Mentioned on stamp(s))