Doren
Doren D. Shubert, age 88, born March 18, 1913 in Fairview, Kansas died peacefully in his sleep September 3, 2001 at his home in Palos Verdes, California. Doren D. was a long-time resident of Oklahoma City and prominent local businessman. He founded and owned Western Steel Erection Company, one of the leading sub-contractors in building military bases across the country and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He attended the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Delta Chi social fraternity. He also served for twenty-five years on the Board of Directors of First Bethany Bank. Upon the death of his beloved wife, Helen Lee, on April 21, 1995, he re-located to Southern California, to be near his daughter and only surviving child, Pat Shubert Robertson of Manhattan Beach, California, and his grandson, Brent Jeffery Robertson, also of Manhattan Beach, California. He continued to be actively involved in his business and investments up to the time of his passing. In addition to his wife, Helen Lee, he is preceded in death by his father, Charles, and his mother, Belle, both of Fairview, Kansas, two brothers, Forrest and Len Shubert, also of Kansas, and one son, Michael D. Shubert, M.D., of Oklahoma City. Survivors besides his daughter, Pat and grandson, Brent Jeffery, include his sister, Yuvonne Blackstock von Savage, of Pharr, Texas, and two other grandchildren, Mark Stewart Robertson, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Brooke Robertson Richter, of Wyland, Massachusetts. Doren D. is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Grace Helen, Joshua Mark, Caleb John, and Ezekiel Luke Robertson, all of Atlanta, Georgia; Cole O'Neil and Jack Reese Robertson, both of Manhattan Beach, California; and Chasen Connell, Camden Avery (Cricket), and Ivy Lauren Richter, all of Wyland, Massachusetts. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Septerber 7 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home at Northwest 23rd. Street, with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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