Woman who helped name Herald dies at 95

A Kennewick woman who helped name the Tri-City Herald in 1947 died Thursday after a long illness.

Eleanor Moe was 95.

"She was such a good person and well loved by everyone who knew her," said her son Dennis Moe of Kennewick.

Eleanor Moe never missed reading the Tri-City Herald once she and her late husband, Sigurd, moved to Kennewick from Wisconsin in 1947.

In a 1997 interview with the Herald, Eleanor Moe talked about being one of several people who came up with the name, Tri-City Herald, when former publisher Glenn C. Lee held a contest to come up with a new name after he purchased the weekly Pasco Herald.

She shared the $100 prize with 19 other contestants who came up with the same name. Each received $5.

"(Tri-City Herald) just seemed to fit," she said at the time.

She added that even $5 was a lot of money in those days.

"We're all still reeling from the loss," her son said Friday. "My brothers and sister will be home next week, then we'll make arrangements to bury our mother.