Extending the Watsonville family village: Frank clearly missed his extended family over the years, though he returned for short visits to his beloved home in Northern Luzon. In the late 1940s, Frank Sipin brought his wife Conching, son Henry, and Frank's father, Meliton, to join him in Watsonville. Brothers Joe and John also followed him here. John Sipin married his wife Ethel (herself a migrant from Arkansas during the Dustbowl), and they had two children, John Sipin Jr. and Patty Sipin.
Santiago-born Felix Bongolan had migrated to Hawaii as a teenager and, after World War II, worked for Dole Pineapple Company as a foreman and migrant camp manager who helped new Filipino immigrants to acclimate and practice speaking English. On a trip back to his home in Santiago, Felix met Irene Sipin (the brothers' younger sister.) He pursued her by exchanging letters and pictures. In April 1951, Felix and Irene were married in Santiago and returned to Honolulu. During this same period, Frank Sipin's value to West Coast Farms increased such that they made him a partner in the company and proprietor of their migrant labor camp. Frank insisted that Felix and Irene move to Watsonville to live at and manage the day-to-day operations of the labor camp on Lee Rd. In the mid-1950s, after Watsonville's "Great Flood," various members of the Sipin family moved into Watsonville's residential neighborhoods. Irene and Felix bought a townhome and raised their two daughters, Lorraine and Felirene Bongolan. Fe currently works as a contracts manager for San Francisco Unified School District, and Lorraine, a retired teacher for Pajaro Valley Unified, continues to teach for CSU Monterey Bay.