McIver dies at 95
July 15, 2004
Staff reportsAzad “Victoria” McIver, possibly one of Truckee’s most local locals, passed away Tuesday, July 13 at the age of 95.Born Azad Josepian in Harpoot, Armenia, in 1908, McIver survived the Armenian genocide and left her homeland at age 6. In 1922 she came to Truckee at age 14 with her older sister, Roxie, to meet up with their brother, Richard, who came to town in 1916.McIver attended grammar school at the old school house on Church Street. She worked as a waitress at the Pastime in downtown Truckee for nine years. McIver’s brother owned the Pastime, Manstyle Barbers and the Donner Hotel, in addition to many acres of land in Truckee at the time.While working at the Pastime, McIver met her late husband, Jim McIver, a local blacksmith who delivered mail to Tahoe City. They were married Aug. 10, 1944 in Reno.In 1949, McIver’s brother donated land and resources to help build Tahoe Forest Hospital. As the beneficiary of her since-deceased brother’s estate, McIver donated land for the hospital’s expansion in 1997.McIver was preceded in death by her sister, Roxie, brother, Richard, husband, Jim, and many other Truckee locals whom she called friends and family. McIver is survived by many friends and family in Truckee and surrounding areas.Services for McIver were held Thursday, July 15. See Sierra Sun’s July 21 midweek edition for more on the life of Azad “Victoria” McIver.