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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.

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.

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 many 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.

His 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.

He is very passionate about providing the highest level of compassion and service to each family he meets.

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.  

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.

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.

Heather D. Welborn

Heather D. Welborn

Funeral Director/Celebrant

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). 

Vickie L. Roper

Vickie L. Roper

Funeral Director

Vickie is a licensed funeral director in the state of Idaho. She graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Mt. Hood Community College in 2009. She has been a licensed funeral director in Arizona, Washington, Nevada and now Idaho.

Vickie's passion is helping families get through the toughest time of their lives.

Vickie is happily married with 2 grown boys and the light of her life, her grandson. She has two fur babies, Bella & Brutus.

When she is not working she loves to bowl, hike, and spend time with her family and friends.

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