Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 208-375-2212 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Cheryl D. Godbout

Cheryl D. Godbout

Managing Partner/ Funeral Director

Cheryl Godbout is the Managing Partner for Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremations. She has more than 20 years of Funeral and Cemetery experience and is dedicated to serving families before, during and after a death. Cheryl is a licensed funeral director in Florida and North Carolina and holds a Masters Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Jacob Flores

Jacob Flores

Grounds Superintendent

I am the Grounds Superintendent. I am responsible for the care and maintenance of our cemetery grounds including the mausoleums, cremation gardens and niches.

I have been the grounds superintendent since October 2011. I began my career as a grounds crew member at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell.  With over 7 years of cemetery maintenance experience, I am responsible for a crew of 4 full-time team members.

Since I'm a native of the Treasure Valley, nothing makes me feel more proud than giving back to the community that I love and that my family loves. When I am not at Cloverdale, I enjoy hunting, fishing and being outdoors in Idaho’s beautiful mountains.


Lynn Leigh

Lynn Leigh

Office Manager

I am the Office Manager responsible for all of the administrative functions of our company including records keeping, human resources and staffing.

Originally from California I moved to Idaho in the 90s to attend school at the University of Idaho. It was there that I met and married my husband in 1996. I worked in the building supply industry for 15 years before starting my career in the funeral industry. I began working as the administrator at our sister cemetery Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in 2008.

In September of 2012, I was promoted to Office Manager and quickly made the changes necessary to allow our business to become more engaged with our client families.

As the mother of 4 active children, I spend most of my free time on the field or court at a number of sports cheering on my children. We love to travel as a family and entertain at our home in Boise.


Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Family Service Manager

Leading the Family Service team at Cloverdale is Eric Adams, who began his cemetery career while living in Billings, Montana. Eric leads his team with the philosophy that we will serve our families with honesty, integrity and quality of service ensuring the family’s needs are met first and foremost. When Eric is not here, you may see him either riding his bike to work or fly-fishing the South Fork of the Boise River with his wife Amy.

Lance Gittin

Lance Gittin

Funeral Director

Born and raised in California, I have been serving people in the funeral profession with warmth and compassion since 1990.

I started as a funeral home receptionist and soon graduated into funeral directing. I became a licensed funeral director in 1999, and have worked for several funeral establishments throughout California and Oregon.

I will sincerely go above and beyond to help people get through the cremation and funeral process.

Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

Funeral Director


I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from West High School in 1997. Right after high school I joined the Army and spent 4 years active duty at Fort Sill, Oklahoma then another 6 years as a member of the Oklahoma National Guard. As a member of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom I received many awards including the Bronze Star Medal while in Iraq. I started in the Funeral Industry as a part time job while I was attending college and grew to love taking care of people, both the deceased and their families. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Funeral Science. I have been working as a Funeral Director/Embalmer since 2005 in Southwest Oklahoma and in 2016 moved to Boise to work for Cloverdale Funeral Home as a Mortician. I have received my cremation certification from CANA (Cremation Association of North America) to be a Certified Cremationist.



Paul Kerr

Paul Kerr

Funeral Director and Embalmer

I was born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho. In 1982, I graduated from Caldwell High School, where much of my time was spent playing drums in both the stage and marching bands. The day after graduation, I started my apprenticeship at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.

My best friend had been working for the local funeral home in Caldwell, and that was my initial introduction to the funeral profession. Although it started out as just a job, it didn’t take long to realize that it suited me well and was my career of choice. I worked at Cloverdale, completing my apprenticeship, and immediately went on to Mt. Hood Community College, receiving my Associate degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Sciences in 1985.

Our profession has taught me the value and art of working with people, and I appreciate all the diversity in tasks and functions. Over the years I have specialized in pre-arrangements and sales and funeral directing, of course; I currently specialize in embalming and cremation. I have a lot of passion for my work and always uphold the highest standards of craftsmanship. 

I have one son who will be enrolling in the Forestry Program at the University of Idaho.

Alongside my work I also enjoy spending quality free time mountain biking, windsurfing, motorcycling, and cooking, as well as being passionate about playing drums with a local band called The Retreads.

Jake Garn

Jake Garn

Funeral Director

Jake is a funeral professional with ten years of industry experience that comes to us from northern Utah. A graduate of Box Elder High School in Brigham City Utah, he attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he completed his National Board Certification.

Jake's professional experience includes working for funeral homes in Utah and Arizona, where he has gained expertise in funeral directing, restorative arts, embalming and funeral counseling.

Jake is married and has six children. His hobbies including spending time with his family, boating, restoring old cars, sculpting and watching his children's sport events.


Robert G.  Ross

Robert G. Ross

Funeral Director and Grief Recovery Coordinator

Bob Ross began his funeral service career in 1958 in Kellogg, Idaho.  He graduated from The San Francisco College Of Mortuary Science and has worked continuously in funeral service in Idaho, Montana and Washington. He has served in various capacities in  the  Idaho Funeral Service Association, is a Past President of the Montana Funeral Directors Association, and served on the Montana State Board Of Morticians.

He returned to Boise in 2007 and has worked at Cloverdale Funeral Home as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He organized and co-facilitates the Cloverdale Grief Support Program. He also serves as Cemetery Director at Cloverdale Memorial Park and Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Bob and his wife are members of Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian. He is a 50+ Year member of the Knights of Columbus and has been active in many other service clubs and professional organizations throughout his career. When not working, Bob and his wife enjoy traveling, playing golf and taking walks (and naps) with their dog, P.K.

Karen Pace

Advanced Planning & Veteran Memorial Specialist

I am the Advanced Planning and Veterans Memorial Specialist.  I work with the families at Cloverdale on all of their advanced planning needs with a specialized focus on Veteran Benefits.  

Ken McCarthy

Ken McCarthy

Family Service Counselor and Preneed Funeral Specialist

I began my career as a family services counselor in Denver, Colorado in 1982.  I moved to Spokane, WA in 1986 where I managed the Family Service team for 24 years before moving to Boise with my wife Lorrie.

I  love helping people and  look forward to serving this community every day while being available to spend more time with my grandchildren that are in the Boise area.

Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin

Administrative Assistant

Marilyn Martin, a Boise native, has been employed with Cloverdale since 2007 as an administrative assistant, having retired from another local corporation in 2003. She worked as a professional secretary and administrative assistant for many years, earning her Certified Professional Secretary designation in 1969.

She enjoys researching family genealogy, spending time with her extended family of sister and cousins, and doing various handwork projects.

 Meg Chamberlain

Meg Chamberlain

Administrative Assistant

Meg has lived in Boise since 1977. She has been employed with Cloverdale since 1994. Meg has worked in the accounting and payroll field for more than 28 years. She enjoys the outdoors, photography, painting, and spending time with her family.

Gene Hagler

Gene Hagler

Cemetery Maintenance

Gene is a resident of Boise and has been serving the families of Cloverdale for over 30 years! He spends his time with his two children and his dogs and enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.

Kevin Caudillo

Cemetery Maintenance


Karen Utter

Family Service Advisor


Marjorie Tuttle

Family Service Advisor


Kiara Mora

Kiara Mora

Family Service Advisor

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Idaho. Growing up I knew I wanted to work in the funeral field, I believe it is one of the most important fields as it deals with something that affects us all. Shortly after high school, a local Funeral Director kindly gave me the opportunity to work with him and helped solidify my desire to help families. Now I am working as a Family Service Advisor at Cloverdale Funeral Home. I am very grateful that I can continue serving our families in the best way possible through such a difficult time.

Outside of work I enjoy going to see the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra concerts. I play violin myself, and love everything that has to do with music. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends; especially with my fat cat.


Michelle Nicholson

Family Service Advisor

Michelle was raised in Idaho graduating from Kuna High School in 2004. Her lifelong dream is to become a Funeral Director and is currently a Mortuary Student through McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York. Starting her career as a Family Service Counselor at Cloverdale Funeral Home is a stepping stone towards her goal of becoming a funeral director. When not assisting families, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, pets, being outdoors and is also big on fitness and running.


 



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