Wally Rugg was born in 1923 in Cabri, Saskatchewan, Canada – the third of seven children born to Clarence and Ella Mae (Humphrey) Rugg.
When he was four, Wally’s family moved to Peck. He graduated from Peck High School in 1942 and served with the Army Engineers from 1942-45, including two years in the South Pacific Theater. He retired from the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino, as a printer after 27 years of service.
He is a past commander of Post 3296 in Orofino and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
In 1993, Wally moved from Orofino to Lewiston to be closer to his son, John, and daughters, Marilyn and Patty. He enjoys fishing, baseball, cribbage, bingo, and a dance or two.