Harness racing farrier Guy “Dub” Doubleday Sr. passed away Oct. 16, 2021. He was 91.
Doubleday 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.
Doubleday 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 his wife 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.
Funeral services for family and close friends will be at noon Nov. 9 at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. the same day at the Abbey Events Complex in Cañon City, Colo., and all are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Guy’s name to “Fremont Regional Hospice,” 1439 Main St., Cañon City, CO 81212.
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