Marguerite Inez Crouse was born February 14, 1909, in Marshall, Texas. At the outbreak of World War II, she completed officers' candidate school at the Woman's Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She was ordered to active duty effective January 23, 1943, as an instructor at WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. During her tour of duty at the Nacogdoches school, she also was assigned other duties, including Assistant Personnel Officer, Public Relations Officer, Special Services Officer, and Assistant Adjunct. In January 1944 she was made Adjunct and Commander of Headquarters Company. She eventually obtained the rank of Captain before leaving the service. In 1944 she married Osborne Bezanson and was living in Tatum, Texas, in 1986.