Blomquist, Herbert Lionel Lionel was born in Austin, Texas on April 14, 1932, and died in Dallas on April 22, 2014. He graduated from Austin High School in 1951 and received his BBA(Advertising) degree from the University of Texas in 1958. While at UT he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and Alpha Delta Sigma, honorary advertising fraternity, as well as elected vice-president of the BBA council. Lionel proudly served his country in the U. S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the states and in Korea. Coming to Dallas in 1959, Lionel worked in the advertising department of Lone Star Gas Co. as a copywriter. He later worked with advertising agencies and finished his career with the Dallas Morning News in the Research Department. Professionally, he enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Advertising League and as an officer in the Public Utilities Advertising Association. Lionel married Jean Carlson on December 21, 1957. He loved his family and being active in his daughters' lives serving in leadership positions with the Stonewall Jackson PTA and Flippers Gymnastics Dads' Club as well as being the "go to guy" to drive many carpools. After retiring in 1997, he and Jean travelled often with the Flying Longhorns. Lionel also spent many happy years being involved with his beloved grandchildren. He is survived by Jean, daughters Laura Murph(Mark) and Carla Luby, and grandchildren Amanda Murph, Michael Murph, Kate Luby and Danny Luby. Lionel was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and served in many capacities such as Administrative Board and more recently as usher. He and Jean shared many years of Bible Study and active membership in the Seekers Class. The Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society was a vital part of Lionel and Jean's lives. Lionel was an active participant in the exercise and speech classes and leaves many DAPS friends. The family requests that memorials be made to DAPS at 6370 LBJ Freeway, Suite 176, Dallas, TX 75240-6400 or email@example.com. A memorial service will be held at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Cox Chapel Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00pm.
Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014