Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1931

Saunders Gregg 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.