Marie's full name was Marie Ruth Stephenson. She was the daughter of Herman Stephenson and Ella Mae Edgerton. She married Emil Patillo in a rash 'war-time' wedding that was annulled by their parents. She then entered the WAC's and served for two years on a post in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After the service she returned to her hometown of Orange, Texas and married Kenneth Ray Pevoto, Sr. She resided in Starks, Louisiana for over 50 years. She was born 1 Jan 1924 and passed from this life on 17 April 2013.