Lucie Lee Gregg

b. 17 September 1918, d. 13 June 2012
  • Lucie Lee Gregg was born on 17 September 1918 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at All Saints Hospital.
  • Charles Kleber Lee and Lucie Frances Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1404 South Adams enumerated next to B. K. Goree and his wife Lucie Wren.. Other members of the household included Lucie Lee Gregg, Mary Annis Berry and John Gideon Gregg. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
  • The following appeared on 28 June 1925 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford, June 27) Mrs. John Gregg and two daughters, of Fort Worth, Tex., and Miss Eloise Berry, of Austin, are visiting Mrs. George Miles and other relatives in Bedford.
  • Charles Kleber Lee and Lucie Frances Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1404 South Adams. Other members of the household included Lucie Lee Gregg, Mary Annis Berry and John Clarke Berry.
  • She married Winston Lee Black, son of T. A. Black, on 31 January 1940 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, at the Episcopal Church.
  • The following appeared on 1 February 1940 in the El Paso Herald-Post: Miss Lucie Lee Gregg, daughter of Mrs. John Gideon Gregg, and Winston Lee Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Black, were married Wednesday at the Episcopal Church in Abilene.
         The couple will make their home in El Paso.
         The bride has been a student at Texas University in Austin. Mr. Black attends College of Mines, where he is a member of the football team.
  • Mary Annis Berry appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in El Paso, Texas, at 2815 North Florence Street. Other members of the household included Lucie Lee Gregg, Lucie Frances Campbell and Winston Lee Black. The family was living in the same place in 1940.
  • The following appeared on 25 July 1958 in the El Paso Herald-Post: A hobby of sewing has become a full time job with Mrs. Winston L. Black, Woman of the Week. Mrs. Black sews for five daughters. Her cheery, sun drenched sewing room, in the south wing of the lovely Black home at 2431 Altura boulevard, is equipped with cabinets and necessary sewing equipment, including the newest and most modern sewing machine to be had. Woman of the Week is proud of her new machine, which "does everything," she says. It uses no attachments; by minute adjustments, it magically does the most intricate tasks, which here-to-fore Mrs. Black had to do by hand. "I'm still experimenting with the many new features. It's quite fascinating," says Mrs. Black.
         Creating lovely bouffant net formals and making school dresses, coats and suits for the girls come under Mrs. Black's sewing accomplishments. She made a lovely formal of net and taffeta which her daughter wore in a beauty contest last year at Austin High School. She also creates dainty dress-up fashions for the smaller girls. "I have bought only two dresses for the five girls in the past year," proudly states Woman of the Week.
         In additionl to making clothes for her attractive daughters, Mrs. Black has made draperies and numerous household items for the home. She has taught her older daughters to sew and they are now able to make their own clothes with an occasional bit of help or advice from mother.
         Mrs. Black, who has lived in El Paso since the time she was 12 years old, attended schools here and was graduated from Texas Western College. She also attended Duke University and the University of Texas. She is active in the Junior League of El Paso, St. Clement's Junior Auxiliary and is treasurer of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority alumnae group. She is active in P-TA organizations at Crockett, Austin and Basset Junior High School.
         When her youngest daughter, 4 year old Betsy, gets through Crockett School, Mrs. Black will have earned the distinction of being active in Crockett P-TA continuously for 21 years, a record difficult to match. Mrs. Black feels especially near and dear to Crockett, for it was there that she met her husband, where they were both teen-age students.
         Recognizing the necessity for family training, Mrs. Black has instilled in her son and five daughters a responsibility for their home. Each has an assigned duty for which he or she is responsible.
         The older ones have been trained to care for the smaller ones and the evening chore of dishwashing is alternated among the children. The art of cookie, candy and cake making has also been taught the children so that they take turns about making their own choice varieties. The Black 14 year old son has taken painting the exterior of the house as his summer project. "In this way, he's earning his winter spending money," explains Mrs. Black.
         Entertaining in the Black household is usually a family affair and always casual and informal. They entertain in the spacious playroom equipped with long table and benches as well as a variety of comfortable chairs and lounges. A large fireplace and numerous pieces of game equipment lend convenience as well as comfort.
         The adjacent patio, equipped with barbecue and grill, fills with the overflow crowd from the playroom when the family has guests. Mrs. Black leaves the barbecuing to Mr. Black. "We are just happy to have a place where the younger group gather."
         Not content with spending most of her time in sewing for a growing family, Mrs. Black also enjoys painting. She is now in the process of painting a bedroom. She carefully chooses her colors with relation to the furnishings of the room and then sets to work. She is especially adept at refinishing furniture for the home and has recently refinished all of the furniture for the playroom.
         In rearing a large family and training children in the duties and responsibilities of home and community, Mrs. Winston L. Black, Woman of the Week, is building a better home for today and a better community for tomorrow.
  • The following appeared on 2 July 1960 in the El Paso Herald-Post: Lee Minds, 10-year-old son of former El Posoans, Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Minks, died yesterday in a swimming pool accident in Houston.
         Survivors include his parents, a brother, a sister, and an aunt, Mrs. Winston Black of El Paso.
         Mrs. Minks was the former brooks Gregg of El Paso. The family now resides at 3800 Olympic street in Houston.
  • The following appeared on 3 January 1969 in the El Paso Herald-Post: (Continental Comments, by Frances Glasier Jackson) Dateline St. Moritz . . . First an overnight stay at the Dorchester in London where we found a bottle of champagne and a nice note from Merle
    and Brooks Minks. She was Brooks Gregg of El Paso and is the sister of Lucie Lee Black in case you've misplaced the married names. The following day Merle and Brooks came by the hotel for a quick hello and toast to the it's-a-small-world-department . . . then they and their children were off for a snowy Christmas in Austria. Good news for their friends and family: they're being transferred to Gulf Oil headquarters in Pittsburgh sometime in January so check for new addresses etc. . . .
  • Lucie Lee Gregg became a widow at the 27 February 1983 death of her husband Winston Lee Black.
  • Lucie Lee Gregg died on 13 June 2012 at age 93.
  • She was interred at Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 16 June 2012 in the El Paso Times: Lucie Lee Gregg Black was born on September 17, 1918 in Fort Worth, Texas to Mary Berry and John Gregg. She graduated from the National Cathedral School for Girls, in Washington D.C. in 1936. Lucie Lee graduated from the Texas College of Mines in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in English. She was a lifetime member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Junior League of El Paso, and a member and past president of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni. She was a founding member and past president of El Paso Realtors Auxiliary, Sun Country Doll Folks and Country Club Garden Club. Lucie Lee was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Winston Lee Black and her daughter, Virginia Bernice. She is survived by her son, Winston Jr., and daughters, Mary Frances Denton, Lucie Lee Chitwood, Barbara Brown and Elizabeth Murillo. She was a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren and one great great grandson. Lucie Lee will be best remembered for her dry wit, her amazing sense of humor, and her never ending patience she had for all those she loved. She will be greatly missed by everyone who loves her and all those whose lives she touched. Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 10:00am, at Restlawn Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.
         "Don't grieve for me, I have had a wonderful life. Eat my chocolate."
  • Last Edited: 23 Feb 2013

Family: Winston Lee Black b. 2 October 1917, d. 27 February 1983