This woman is the sister of Michele and the mother of Kirsten and Amy. She was most likely from Nebraska, as this is where Michele was originally from. She was away at the time of the Battle of Los Angeles and had left her two daughters, Kirsten (who was 8) and Amy (who was 10) in the care of her sister, Michele. This woman may have become the sister-in-law of Michael Nantz later on being that Michele and Nantz shared some romantic moments throughout the film, although nothing serious happened between them. She was most likely away due to business and such. Being that she had two children, she was most likely (at some time) married. She did not appear in the film, but was mentioned in the script for Battle: Los Angeles.