Dr. Roy O. Shaub

February 5, 1929April 26, 2013

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.

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  • Celebration of Dr. Shaub's Life Friday, May 3, 2013

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Linda Qualls

June 29, 2013

I had the pleasure of working on 2d West as a young LPN....Dr Roy Shaub always had a kind way about him. I helped care for many of his patients for 11 years. My prayers are with his family.
Linda Qualls

May 1, 2013

To the Shaub family I offer my sincere condolences in Roy's passing.
I worked with him at MVMH, I loved to share jokes with him and trade quips.
All my Best,
Sam Austin

Mike and Pattie Courtney

May 1, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss of a great man, husband and father. Mike has many many fond memories of Roy and he will forever be missed. We wish you all peace of mind that Roy is watching over you all and will forever be with you in spirit. In Blessing, Mike, Pattie, Matthew and Hailey Courtney

April 30, 2013

Dear Zoe Ann and family....... So sorry to hear of your loss! I pray for God's Comfort and Peace to surround you during this difficult time. Blessings on all of you........ Love from your friend with the Lions Club... Floyd Miller

Sandra Steele

April 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Suzy and your family. Your dad sounded like a wonderful person.

Craig Southwick

April 30, 2013

My name is Craig Southwick. I saw Roy's obituary in the Ogden Standard Examiner today. Although I have not seen him for at least 22 years, I used to call on him professionally as a pharmaceutical rep for 17 years. He was always a true gentleman to me and others. I have fond memories of discussions with him both about medicines and his love of Sun Valley and various outdoor activities. What a wonderful physician and great individual. My condolences to his family Craig Southwick

April 29, 2013

Dear Aunt Zoe and Family,

Our deepest sympathies, and prayers for peace and comfort for you all.


Will & Lori

April 29, 2013

Dear Zoe Ann,
Roy was always one of the guys Jerry mentioned as a friend. His time has come, but that doesn't make it easy for you and family. Remembering all the good times helps.
Maxine Green

Gloria Johnson

April 29, 2013

We were sure sorry to hear about Dr. Shaub. I can remember when young Dr. Shaub pumped by hand, the respirator when it gave up and they had to locate another one, bring it up to the room at the hospital and install it, taking quite awhile but he just keep going, not giving up. Also over at the clinic, when we came in he stayed until Dan was stabilized (way late in the evening) and then stayed a while longer just to be sure everything was going ok. We have talked to him about his skiing trips, him and his son going to South American to fish, the picture of the taj Mahal on his wall at the clinic. Just last year he walked down to our house (we live on Sunpointe) to let us know that we have left our lights on the vehicle parked in front. A very caring person. He leaves alot of good memories.

Denis & Jeanie Shaub

April 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.