February 5, 1929 – April 26, 2013
TWIN FALLS – Roy O. Shaub, 84, of Twin Falls, died April 26, 2013, at home.
Roy was born February 5, 1929, in Ogden, Utah, to Walter & Madeline Shaub. He was the youngest of three siblings and two half siblings. Roy attended school in Ogden, where he graduated in 1946 at the age of 17 from Ogden High School. Immediately after graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
Following an honorable discharge in 1948, Roy attended Weber College and the University of Utah. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland, specializing in internal medicine, did his internship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and completed his residency at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
With degree in hand, Roy chose to move to Idaho, partly due to family ties and because he knew he would find plenty of hunting, fishing, skiing and outdoor sports he would enjoy. He began his medical practice at the Twin Falls Clinic in 1961. Shortly thereafter, he met the love of his life, Zoe Ann Warberg, while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. Roy & Zoe Ann were married in 1962 and spent the first years of their marriage establishing their respective careers, Roy's in medicine and Zoe Ann's in law. Roy & Zoe Ann started their family in 1967 with the birth of their son, Timothy. Suzanne followed shortly after in 1969 and Jill in 1972.
Roy spent many of his free hours by the streams, in the fields and in the mountains of Idaho. His love of hunting paid off by not only providing good food for the table, but he also began training his English pointer bird dogs for field trial competition. He was lucky enough to have one of his pointers win a national chukar championship in 1967.
The Shaub family spent much of their time at their second home in Ketchum, Idaho, where they spent winters skiing and summers enjoying the outdoors. Roy worked hard but always made time to take his family on memorable road trips across the county with their great friends, Harold and Thelma Brown. The family ventured everywhere including Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and Washington D.C. Much of the Shaubs' travel time was spent at swimming competitions. Roy & Zoe Ann were actively involved in the US Swimming Association and all three children swam competitively.
Roy was active in the Idaho Medical Association, holding various offices and in the Idaho Heart Association where he served a term as president. He was very dedicated to his career and to his patients and he touched the lives of many people. He was a kind and generous man who truly cared for his patients and was still making house calls at the time of retirement.
Roy was always very active and rode his bike to work most days prior to retiring at the age of 68. He remained active and continued skiing, hunting, fishing, golfing and hiking until he was 83. Roy was 69 when he hiked Mt. Borah with his daughter, Suzy and her husband, Brian. Being an avid fisherman, Roy and his son took a memorable fishing trip to Argentina. Although he missed his career and patients, Roy enjoyed his retirement immensely, while watching his children raise his grandchildren.
Roy is survived by his wife of 51 years, Zoe Ann, and by their three children: Tim of Boise, Suzy (Brian) Cavanagh of Boise, and Jill (Dave) Elam of Twin Falls. He is also survived by grandchildren Heather Callen, Joey & Dylan Shaub, Hunter & Cooper Elam, Henry & Scott Cavanagh, his brother Donald (Patricia) Shaub, and nephews and nieces, including Dr. Charles (Millicent) Carrasco with whom he had a special bond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Madeline Shaub, brothers Walter & Leonard Shaub & sister Eleanor Carrasco.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice Visions and Home Care for the excellent and kind care given to Roy during his final days.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests an act of kindness to someone in need or a donation in Roy's name to a charity of their choice.
Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.