Nan Tucker McEvoy

  • Died: March 26, 2015
  • Location: San Francisco, California


Nan McEvoy stands on a balcony outside her home at the McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, Calif., Monday, Oct. 6, 2006. The ranch, originally meant as a fun place for her grandchildren to "run free," is now the largest private-estate bottler of olive oil in the U.S. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco Chronicle heir dies

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.

Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death.

The Chronicle reported ( ) that McEvoy — who had also been a prominent olive oil producer — died peacefully at home in San Francisco.

The granddaughter of M.H. de Young, founder of the Chronicle, McEvoy was the longtime chair of the board of Chronicle Publishing, which included the morning daily and other media holdings.

After the company was sold in 1999, she turned her energy to olive ranching.

She was committed to public service and philanthropy and served as a board member of the University of California, San Francisco Foundation, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the San Francisco Symphony, among other organizations.