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1951-1955 Class Updates - U of U School of Medicine


Fred V. Jackman, M.D.

Dr. Jackman was an active surgery specialist in all the hospitals in Utah Valley for forty-five years.  He has been the Utah Valley Regional Medical County Staff President and Surgical Chief and Trustee of the Utah State Medical Association.  Dr. Jackman also served for 33 years reserve and active duty in the USAR and was the first official BYU athlete physician from 1959-1964.


Bennion N. Lloyd, M.D.

Before retiring in 1985, Dr. Bennion practiced at LDS Hospital, with offices in Sugarhouse and East Mill Creek.  He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during WWII before going into medicine.  Dr. Bennion currently resides in Holladay with his wife, Dorothy.  They have enjoyed some traveling and sharing activities with family and friends.

Mary Lou (Pierce) Peak

Dr. Peak is a retired pediatrician and emergency room doctor and lives in Chubbuck, Idaho.


Harlan J. Spjut, M.D.

Dr. Spjut is retired from Baylor University, where he served as a professor in the Department of Pathology. He specialized in orthopedic, gastrointenstinal and cytologic pathology and co-authored Ackerman and del Regato's textbook, Cancer, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis. He and his wife Madeleine have seven children.


Calvin Buhler, M.D.

Dr. Buhler served his internship and residency at LDS Hospital.  He started his practice in 1956 and retired in 1988.  Dr. Buhler and his wife Elizabeth have five children, thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.  He’s enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, sailing, hunting and outings with his family for many years and has served a mission in the Philippines.

Alvin C. McCuistion

Dr. McCuistion retired from the practice of internal medicine and resides in Alpine, UT.

John Alton Ross, M.D.

Dr. Ross practices medicine at the Volunteer Doctors Free Clinic in St. George, Utah.  He has been president of the hospital medical staff, president of the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Practice and the State Peer Review in Montana.  He has four wonderful children, sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.


Galen S. Woolley, M.D.

Dr. Woolley resides in Cedar City. He retired as a Colonel in the USAF in July of 1967, and from Southeast Permanente Medical Group in 1993. He served as LDS Mission President in the France Marseille Mission from 1993-1996, and as Area Medical Authority in Hong Kong from April 1999-September 2000.

Orson D. Perkes, M.D.

Dr. Perkes is still in active practice at Star Valley Medical Center in Afton, Wyoming, were he started practicing in 1956 at the age of 26.  For seven of those years he was the only physician and would see 70 patients a day and deliver 120-140 babies in a year, over 2500 babies overall! He served as town mayor from 1966-1988 and served two terms on the school board.  In 1967 he was presented the Wyoming State award for Community Service by a physician.  Dr. Perkes has traveled all over the world and is the owner of Perkes Hereford Ranch.  He has also caught 4,822 trout in his lifetime!