A viewing will take place on Tuesday April 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Afton Tabernacle and from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Dr. Perkes practiced medicine in Star Valley for 55 years and was estimated to have seen approximately 800,000 patients in that time in addition to over 2,500 babies delivered, over 2,200 tonsillectomies and over 1,300 appendectomies.
Dr. Perkes has perhaps best been personified by a stretch from 1970-1977 where he was the only doctor in the area.
During this time there was a span of eight months where he went with little to no sleep. Look for a feature of Dr. Perkes in the April 5, 2012 edition of the Star Valley Independent.