Elwyn Orman Bean (1923-2003), Audrey’s niece Virginia’s husband, died February 24, 2003 in Westwood, California. Virginia (AKA Ginny) is Audrey’s older sister’s second daughter.
During World War II, Bean served in the Navy as an airman. He was stationed at the Navy Base in Hawaii where he was trained at the Naval Flight School. He flew as a gunner on a T.B.F. (Torpedo Bomber Fighter) in the Pacific Theatre for over 3 years.
Before the war, Bean worked as welder at Consolidated Shipyard and after the war his work was upholstery where he originally was a small business owner and later retired as Supervisor of upholsterers in a larger company.
Ginny and Bean were married on October 2, 1945 and were married over 57 years. They bought their first and only home in Manhattan Beach, a lovely beach community, in 1950 where they raised their five children, Diana, Donald, Linda, Laurie and Ann Marie.