1st Lt Beverly Grace (Ward) Spencer was born 7 March 1941 in Russell County, Kansas. She died 26 November 1983, aged 42, in Arlington, Texas. She is buried in Vincent Cemetery, Osborne, Kansas.

Beverly met Thomas Arthur Spencer while they were stationed in Spain and France, respectively. They married 1 July 1966 in Monterey, California. Beverly was a 1972 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During the late 1970’s Beverly, a certified public accountant, and her husband established a financial and management service business in Arlington, Texas. The business consisted of work in accounting, real estate, investment management, auditing, and tax planning/preparations. After her death, Major Spencer funded the Beverly Grace (Ward) Spencer Memorial Accounting Scholarship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.