As the financial situation of the family improved in the early 1950's a series of colorful characters, one after another, worked as housekeepers or housekeeper/cook to assist Dione Neutra, who worked more than full time as executive assistant and public realtions assistant to her husband. Evelyn Frances was with the Neutra family from the mid 1950's until the west wing of the compound burned as a result of an electrical short in 1963.