Who We Are
The Cloverdale name has been synonymous with compassion and professionalism for over 80 years, and it is because of our team of dedicated professional team members that we are known as Idaho's most trusted funeral & cremation service provider. Our staff works hard to earn your trust by being dedicated to the simple philosophy of taking care of each and every family as we would our own. Our dedication to the Principles of Superior Service has been and will always remain the foundation of our company.
Proudly Serving the Entire Treasure Valley since 1936
Cloverdale Memorial Park was founded on the outskirts of Boise on September 16, 1935. Early photos show teams of horses being used to work the ground and to make the pond along Fairview Ave. The first burial at Cloverdale was of Mrs. Verna Mae Carey, which took place on August 3, 1936. In 1949, Daniel G. and Betty A. Gibson moved to Boise with their two children. Mr. Gibson went to work for Schreiber & McCann Funeral Home. Subsequently, he became a partner when Mr. Schreiber died and the family sold their interest in the business. In 1957 his partner, Mr. McCann, died and Mr. Gibson became sole proprietor of the business and changed the name to Gibson Funeral Home.
Gibson Funeral Home is located at 507 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise and has been a landmark for many years. It was constructed in 1940 and originally operated as Boise Funeral Home before being acquired by Schreiber and McCann. Mr. Dan Gibson purchased the cemetery on May 20, 1960, and constructed the Cloverdale Funeral Home in 1964. Cloverdale Funeral Home and has grown from serving approximately 40 families in its first year in business to serving over 600 families every year. Cloverdale is the only full-service funeral home, crematory, and cemetery combination facility in the Treasure Valley and the State of Idaho.
Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens was started by a church group in 1958. Mr. Dan Gibson purchased the cemetery from an ownership group in 1968. Mr. Gibson’s son Tim Gibson purchased the cemetery in 1988, and since 2007 Cloverdale and Terrace Lawn have been a part of Carriage Services. (Photo at left is Cloverdale, circa 1940)
Our Family, helping your family.
Each member of the Cloverdale family is here to help you in any way possible. Our staff of caring professionals has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, and each comes to us with dedication to service and professional integrity.
Terence Shotkoski, Managing Partner
With over 25 years of experience, Terry is the funeral, cemetery and cremation expert our community.
Terence proudly served as a member of the Ceremonial Funeral Detail who worked with the Military District of Washington performing the services and interments of our 38th President, Gerald R. Ford, and our 40th President, Ronald W. Reagan.
“Our team here is dedicated to the principles of superior service and will stop at nothing to ensure all those we serve receive this level of service. This is what makes Cloverdale the funeral, cremation and memorialization experts in the valley.”
Troy Knutson, Funeral Director and Funeral Home Manager
Troy Knutson, Funeral Home Manager, began his employment with Cloverdale in February 1997. Troy became a funeral director because of his passion for helping people and he is committed to serving our community. Troy has been a rotarian for many years and has served as President of the Eagle, Star, and Garden City Rotary Club whose motto is "Service Above Self". He has also served as a board member of the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation, volunteers time to help the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, and numerous other charity organizations. Troy has been married to Theresa for 8 years and they have 2 boys. The Knutson's enjoy many family activities including skiing, camping, fishing and just playing around.
Jacob Flores, Grounds Superintendent
Jacob Flores has been the grounds superintendent since October 2011. With over 5 years of cemetery maintenance experience and is responsible for a crew of 4 full time team members.
Jacob has lived in the treasure valley his whole life. Jacob enjoys hunting and fishing and being outdoors in Idaho’s beautiful mountains.
Lynn Leigh, Office Manager
Originally from California Lynn moved to Idaho in the early 90's to attend school at the University of Idaho. It was there that she met her husband, whom she has been married to since 1996. . Lynn loves gardening and entertaining at her home in Boise. Lynn is especially proud of her 4 children. They keep her very busy outside of work with many fun activities.
Lynn Leigh has been employed by our company since 2008. She started at our location in Caldwell, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In 2012, Lynn was promoted to Office Manager and moved to Cloverdale Funeral Home Cemetery and Cremation.
Doug Bishop, Family Service Advisor
Doug, a Family Service Advisor at Cloverdale, is highly educated and experienced in the fields of customer service, transportation logistics and sales. He has the abilities to serve all families because of the many years he worked in this Industry. Doug worked in the funeral business in his younger years to help him pay for his higher education. Doug is happily married to his wife Cathy who is his constant supporter. They have 5 children together. He has a passion for meeting and helping others, loves working with children and has a special way of making those around him feel comfortable. His Mission Statement is
“I will remember where I have been and where I will go while maintaining positive relationships with family and friends. I will choose the ethical way by making a personal commitment to honesty and integrity.
Gene Hagler, Grounds Staff
Gene is a resident of Boise and has been with Cloverdale for over 30 years! He spends his time with his two children and his dogs, and enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.
Jenny Young, Marketing Director
Jenny Young has been a resident of Boise since 1997.
I enjoy entertaining and spending time with family and friends.
My personal hobbies include decorating, interior painting, and gardening, golfing and spending time outdoors.
I am honored to be a part of Cloverdale and look forward to assisting families with their needs.
Jill Nix, Receptionist
Ken McCarthy, Family Service Counselor
Ken began his career as a family services counselor in Denver in 1982. He moved to Spokane, WA in 1986 where he managed the Family Service team for 24 years before moving to Boise with his wife Lorrie. He loves people and is looking forward to serving this community while being available to spend more time with his grandchildren that are in the Boise area.
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 family, cousins, and doing various handwork projects.
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.
Paul Kerr, Funeral Director
I was born and raised in Caldwell. I graduated from Caldwell High School in 1982. The day after graduation I started my apprenticeship at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. I graduated from Mt. Hood Community College with an associates degree in Funeral Services and Mortuary Science.
I live in Caldwell with my lovely wife, Allison, who works as a registered nurse. I also have one son, two stepchildren and one grandson.
I enjoy biking, windsurfing, sailing, motorcycling and spending time in Cascade during summer months.
Robert Hickey, Grounds Maintenance
Robert Ross, Funeral Director, Grief Recovery Coordinator
Robert G. "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 on the Idaho Funeral Service Association, is a Past-President of the Montana Funeral Directors Association, and served on the Montana State Board of Morticians.
Bob returned to Boise 4 years ago and has worked at Cloverdale Funeral Home as a funeral director and embalmer, and also co-facilitates the Cloverdale Grief Support Program.
Russell Isola, Grounds Maintenance
Russ became a full time employee of Cloverdale in 2011. You will find Russ through out the cemetery serving our families and during the Christmas season, you will see Russ with the Cloverdale Reindeer visiting schools, churches and at local events.
Zach Flores, Grounds Maintenance
Zach joined the Cloverdale team in 2011 and is responsible for general maintenance of the cemetery. You may also see Zach working with the Cloverdale Reindeer at the many events we attend every holiday season.