SAUNDERS GREGG died peacefully with his daughters
by his side on Jan. 20, 2007 at the age of 92. Mr.
Gregg had a full and wonderful life. Interment was
at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, TX. He attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1931.
He was born in Brownsville, TX, on the 25th of
Sept. in 1914 to Saunders and Anna Mae Gregg and
grew up in Ranger, TX. He attended Austin College
and graduated from the University of Texas in 1937,
where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity and was elected as a member of the
Goodfellows. He graduated from the University of
Texas School of Law in 1940. He joined the firm of
Vinson & Elkins in Houston where he worked until he
enlisted in the United States Navy at the beginning
of the Second World War. He served his country with
distinction in the Pacific Theatre becoming a Lt.
Commander and being invited to join the Naval War
College in Newport, Rhode Island; an organization he
proudly attended for many years. After the war, he
returned to Houston and to the law firm. In 1948,
he married Edwina Lane Breihan with whom he shared
a wonderful marriage for 59 years. After a brief time
in Chicago with the law firm, Saunders and Edwina
moved to Shreveport, Louisiana with the United Gas
Company which later became Entex. He finished a
distinguished career with Entex in Houston as a
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and member
of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Gregg is survived by his wife Edwina; his
daughters, Martha Ann Snyder & her husband, Byron;
and Susie Dilg and her husband, Joe. He is also
survived by his beloved grandchildren, Gregg Snyder
and his wife, Sarah, Worth Snyder, Lane Dilg, and
Mary Saunders Dawson and her husband, Jack. Mr.
Gregg was predeceased by his brother; Lewis (RHS-
1929); and by his parents.
Mr. Gregg was well known among his many friends
for his love of life and his keen sense of humor.
He loved a good party, a clever joke, and a great
round of golf with friends. He served as President
of the Shreveport Country Club and was a member of
the Houston Country Club, Allegro and many other
organizations. For many years he served on the Boards
of Trustees of the Retina Research Foundation and
Austin College. He and Edwina were long time members
of the First Presbyterian Church.