Guy A. Doubleday Sr. was born May 30th, 1930 in Wales, Maine. He was first taken to school by horse and buggy. Guy met his bride, Shirley Whelihan, in Massachusetts and they were wed in September 1952. Guy served in the United States Navy, shipping out on the USS Kearsarge and then on the General Hershey which transported troops to the Korean conflict under blackout conditions. Together, Guy and Shirley raised four children, Kathleen, Guy Jr., Diane and David. Guy Sr. was known as "Dub" by his friends and family. He worked construction as a young man and learned to shoe horses. He became an accomplished farrier and pursued that for 50 years, eventually specializing in trotters and pacers at Harness tracks in New York, Florida, and Kentucky. During all that time, he was a cowboy at heart. Upon retirement Guy and Shirley moved to Colorado where he continued to shoe horses around the country and rode his horses in the mountains, often moving cows for ranchers. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who will cherish the time spent with him. Guy passed peacefully October 16th, 2021 at the age of 91, surrounded by family and friends. He often told friends that he had done everything he had ever dreamed of doing, and his family and riding friends know that to be true. The funeral will be held at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery, November 9th at noon for family and close friends. Pastor Mike Wooldridge from the Living Word Foursquare church will preside. A Celebration of Life will take place, same day, from 3 to 5 PM at the Abbey event center in Canon City and all are invited to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided and "Cowboy" clothes are fine! In lieu of flowers please send donations to "Fremont Regional Hospice", 1439 Main St., Canon City, CO 81212 in Guys name.
Published by The Canon City Daily Record on Oct. 28, 2021.