NLJ Staff


Dec. 9, 1952–May 1, 2020

Richard Allen Perkins, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Osage on May 1, 2020. 

Richard was born on Dec. 9, 1952, in Newcastle to the late Joseph L. Perkins and the late Betty Gene VanSickle Perkins. 

He graduated from Newcastle High School in 1971 and joined the Army National Guard. 

He received his college degree in Electrical Engineering from Denver Technical University. 

Richard is survived by the loves of his life: Peggy Buchanan Perkins; his daughters, Darbi and Krystel Perkins; his brother, Michael Perkins; and many nieces, nephews, and greats; as well as his fur babies and grand fur babies, his extended family and a host of friends. 

One of Richard’s most treasured memories was a family vacation to Yellowstone in 2017. He spoke of the trip often; his greatest wish was to someday return. 

Cards of condolence may be sent to P.O. Box 94, Osage, WY 82723. Condolences may also be expressed at


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