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George Herman Blume , Jr.

Obituary for George Herman Blume , Jr.

March 29, 1944 - November 20, 2018
Lakeway, Texas | Age 74

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George Herman Blume, Junior, passed away on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018, at his home in Lakeway, Texas, with his wife and son by his side. He was 74 years old.

George was born on a farm in Seguin, Texas, on March 29, 1944, to George Herman Blume, Senior, and Selma Vera Tiemann Blume, who preceded him in death. George is survived by his wife, Alice Faye James Blume; his son George Herman Blume, III; his daughter in law, Molly Ann Rogers; and his beloved grandchildren, Marion Julia Blume and Elliott Ethan George Blume, all of Austin, Texas. George is also survived by his sister Nancy (Leroy) Schwarzlose of New Braunfels, Texas; and his brothers: David (Vinnie), Jerry (Marty); and James (Sandy) all of Seguin. George leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by Faye's family in Virginia.

George graduated from Seguin High School. He later graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. While at UT, he was a member of the NROTC program.

Through NROTC, George entered the United States Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant. Faye entered George's life in 1969 when he was stationed at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Faye was a school teacher at the time. They met on a blind date that lasted almost 49 years—George passed away a few hours before they could celebrate their 49th anniversary. Their marriage was filled with love, trust, and a bond of friendship that made their marriage so dear and special to them.

After proudly serving his country for several years, George was ready to become a civilian again. Faye and he returned to his beloved Texas where he began a career in the oil and petroleum industry that defined the entirety of his career. His first job was in Houston, and the couple made their home in Clear Lake City. Here, their only child George (III) was born.

Later, they moved to Odessa, Texas. Here, George would start his own business that would eventually lead to his ownership of 38 patents for new oil field products, such as valves, seats, and inserts for hydraulic fracturing equipment and mud pumps. Ultimately, he sold his company and became a consultant.

Lakeway was George and Faye's next move and last home. They lived there for almost 32 years. While there, George found time between his inventing new products and business traveling to seek ways to better Lakeway. He found the land that is now Lakeway City Park. He consulted with the city manger, formed committees, and wooed citizens. After 2 elections, Lakeway finally had a beautiful city park. He was a City Council member for several years. George also served on the LMUD committee and the Parks and Recreation committee.

George was always interested in the pursuit of the Arts. He was member of and later president of the Lake Travis Arts League. He started the Lakeway Arts Committee. He was also a member of the Lakeway Players, and he even performed in some of their plays.

George greatly enjoyed being a member of The Friends of the Park (Lakeway City Park), for which he was Chairman for a time. He enjoyed building the trails, bridges, and sharing in good meals with The Friends.

Nature was a true friend to George. He enjoyed riding his bicycle in the Hill Country of Central Texas, the Rocky Mountains, down the California west coast, and around Lakeway itself. He loved hiking in the Canyonlands of Lakeway. Spring gave him his favorite, beautiful bluebonnets and other wildflowers. Swimming in his lap pool was a special treat, especially this summer, since his grandchildren loved the water like he did.

George was a one-of-a-kind man and will be greatly missed. His family knows his loving spirit will always be with them.

A Celebration of George's life will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish, located at 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, Texas 78734, on Sunday, December 16, from 2 PM to 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimers Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite 157, Austin, Texas 78731, www.txalz.org, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, cancer.org.

Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 16
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM    3810391 3907169 20181216T140000 20181216T160000

Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis
411 Ranch Road 620 South
Lakeway, TX 78734
(512) 263-1511

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimers Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite 157, Austin, Texas 78731, www.txalz.org, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, cancer.org.

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