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.
Managing Partner Dave Salove brings more than 45 years of experience to Cloverdale, returning in September of 2018. He had previously been associated more than 25 years ago when the Gibson’s were owners.
Dave is a native Idahoan, born in Nampa and raised in Marsing and Owyhee County. His career as a funeral director and cemeterian spanning more than 4 decades began in 1973 in Boise. He has been associated with funeral homes and cemeteries in the Nampa/Caldwell and Boise areas, in Alaska and more recently was a regional manager of a group of funeral homes and cemeteries along the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego.
Dave welcomes you to come for a tour of our facilities and visit about all the options that will best tell your story.
Jake is the Grounds Superintendent and is responsible for the care and maintenance of our cemetery grounds including the mausoleums, cremation gardens and niches.
Jake has been the grounds superintendent since October 2011 but, began his career in 2007 as a grounds crew member at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell. He is responsible for a crew of 6 full-time team members.
Being a native of the Treasure Valley, nothing makes Jake feel more proud than giving back to the community that he loves and that his family loves. When Jake is not at Cloverdale, he enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors in Idaho’s beautiful mountains.
Lynn is the Office Manager responsible for overseeing all of the administrative functions of our company including records keeping, human resources and staffing.
Originally from California she moved to Idaho in the 90s to attend school at the University of Idaho. It was there that she met and married her husband in 1996. Lynn worked in the building supply industry for 15 years before starting her career in the funeral industry. She began working as the administrator at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in 2008. In September of 2012, Lynn was promoted to Office Manager and quickly made the changes necessary to allow our businesses to become more engaged with our client families.
Lynn is very passionate about giving back to the community and prides herself in giving of her time to many amazing organizations, including the Boys and Girls club and being a board member for the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
As the mother of 4 active children, she spends most of her free time on the field or court at a number of sports cheering on her children. Lynn and her family love to travel and entertain at their home in Boise.
Director of Sales
Tom began his cemetery career in January 1997 in Skokie Illinois. Throughout the years he has managed several cemeteries and funeral homes. He moved to Boise in June of 2019 to serve the treasure valley community.
Tom has a son attending the University of Missouri majoring in film production.
Funeral Home Manager
Jake is a funeral professional with many years of experience that came to us in 2016 from Northern Utah. He grew up in and around the funeral industry through a family owned business. A graduate of Box Elder High School in Brigham City Utah, he attended Utah State University, Weber State University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he completed his National Board Certification.
His professional experience includes working in funeral homes in Utah, Arizona and Idaho, where he has gained expertise in funeral directing, restorative arts, embalming, funeral counseling and community education. He is currently licensed in Utah and Idaho.
Jake is married and has six children. In his spare time his hobbies include spending time with his family, boating, restoring old cars, sculpting and watching his children’s sports events.
On his position, Jake says, “I believe funeral service to be a calling, we are each given talents and abilities; only a few are blessed to be able to serve daily. We are called to serve and care for one another, and I am grateful I have the privilege of doing just that and continuing to honor the funeral traditions and ceremonies in a community that I love.”
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 in 1965, receiving the Mu Sigma Alpha Award for scholastic achievement. He was licensed in Idaho as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in 1965 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 was instrumental in starting the “Remembering The Forgotten” program with both the Ada County and Canyon County Coroner’s Offices and has worked diligently with the Idaho Army National Guard’s Military Honor Guard training at Cloverdale Memorial Park.
Bob and his wife, Patty 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.”.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Paul was born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho. In 1982, he graduated from Caldwell High School, where much of his time was spent playing drums in both the stage and marching bands. The day after graduation, Paul started my apprenticeship at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.
Paul's best friend had been working for the local funeral home in Caldwell, and that was his initial introduction to the funeral profession. Although it started out as just a job, it didn’t take long to realize that it suited him well and was his career of choice. Paul worked at Cloverdale, completing his apprenticeship, and immediately went on to Mt. Hood Community College, receiving his Associate degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Sciences in 1985.
Our profession has taught Paul the value and art of working with people, and he appreciates all the diversity in tasks and functions. Over the years he has specialized in pre-arrangements, sales and funeral directing. Currently Paul specializes in embalming and cremation. He has a lot of passion for his work and always upholds the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Alongside his work he also enjoys 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.
Heather is a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Idaho. She holds certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator, and Cremation Planner. She is also a Certified Celebrant and available to perform meaningful, personalized funeral services.
Multiple times a year, Heather teaches classes in death education and funeral planning to the local community through the Boise Learns program.
Outside of the funeral industry work, Heather is researching the psychological relationship between Thanatology and Communication. On top of teaching classes in Communication at Boise State University, she is working to create an educational program specifically for deathcare and healthcare professionals on how to better communicate with those who are dying and grieving when they cannot speak for themselves.
While her studies and work are her passion, there is still room in her heart to be a dedicated volunteer as an on-call crisis responder for the Trauma Intervention Program of Treasure Valley (TIP).
Funeral Director Apprentice
Ambassador / Funeral Home Facilities
Jill is the Accounts Payable and Payroll administrative assistant for Cloverdale Funeral Home Cemetery & Cremation.
Jill has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 47 years, growing up in Caldwell and graduating from Boise State University. She now resides in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and daughter.
She has been a part of the Cloverdale Family for eight years.
Jill enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, hiking and ATV and snowmobiling.
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
Nancy works at the front desk answering phones and greeting our families. She has worked for Cloverdale for three years.
Nancy is a native Idahoan. She earned a BS degree in Communications from Northern Arizona University and completed her education degree at Boise State University. She retired from teaching after 37 years.
Nancy and her husband have hosted 12 exchange students, fostered 5 adolescents, taken in nieces, nephew, grandchildren and other students. Neighbors always ask who’s at the “Link Hotel”. She believes “life is enriched by serving”.
Nancy loves martial arts and has participated in international tournaments. She loves spending time at her family’s home in McCall.
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
Margaret Mitchell, an Idaho Native, she grew up in Idaho Falls and moved to Boise where she met and married her husband.
Margaret's career has taken many turns over the years starting in the accounting field and then switching to her current Administrative Assistant position.
She enjoys spending time with her son and his family. She loves camping, backpacking and loves the time that she spends in the quiet of the Idaho Mountains.
Family Service Advisor
Gene is a resident of Boise and has been serving the families of Cloverdale for over 40 years! He spends his time with his two children and his dogs and enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.
Cemetery Maintenance Foreman
After retiring from long careers in Public Service and Academia, Larry and Linda have been serving as Ambassadors here at Cloverdale since 2013.
We are lifelong residents of Idaho, and having raised our family in the Treasure Valley, Boise is home.
In addition to serving at Cloverdale, we spend our time traveling the United States on our Honda Gold Wing. Avid classic car fans, we now have a classic 1983 Chevy El Camino which we drive and participate with in car shows in the Northwest.
Being an ordained pastor in the Christian Church, Larry is also an officiant for funerals and weddings.
We consider out time and Cloverdale a ministry to the families we serve, helping them through one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Please do not hesitate to call us anytime for assistance. Or, visit our funeral home and cemetery in person at your convenience.