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.
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.”
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, especially her children's schools.
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.
Funeral Director/Celebrant/ Grief Recovery Coordinator
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
Tim joined the Cloverdale family in 2020 after relocating from San Diego, California. He is happily married and has four children.
After serving in the US Army as an Infantryman in Afghanistan and Iraq, Tim found his passion and purpose serving within the funeral profession. He has a heart for veterans and the veteran community; striving to honor and support them whenever possible. Beginning his career in 2009, he worked predominantly in decedent transportation and general preparation. In 2011, he became a crematory operator and a licensed crematory manager at a facility that served multiple funeral homes in the greater San Diego area.
His hobbies include days at the lake and river with his family and friends, recreational shooting, and a healthy diet of film, television and music.
Tim is currently pursuing his degree in Mortuary Science.
Lisa is originally from Montana, and recently moved to Boise from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was a licensed funeral director and cremation specialist for 20 years. She holds a B.S. degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Lisa is happy to be in Idaho, the state has brought her great comfort. She attends Holy Apostle Catholic Church and resides in Kuna with her family.
Funeral Director Apprentice
Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Lauren moved to Idaho in 2019. She is currently a resident mortician apprentice completing her studies at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Western Kentucky University, a master’s degree in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Montana, as well as certification in Medicolegal Death Investigation. In Montana she fell in love with the mountains, so in her spare time she enjoys fishing, and hiking. Lauren also can be found thrifting, and cooking southern comfort food. Her appreciation for the West brought her to Idaho, where she has enjoyed setting down roots and serving the Treasure Valley community.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Alexandra was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She moved from California in the summer of 2023 with her husband and two children. Alex is a Funeral Director and Embalmer and holds licenses in both Idaho and California.
In 2005, Alex graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Science in Orange County, California. Since 2011, Alex has transitioned her roles and began managing Care Centers and Funeral Homes throughout California.
She believes it takes a very special person to do what we do every day. Alex is extremely proud of our profession and knows it’s an honor to serve our families.
Since moving to Idaho, she has enjoyed exploring new places and meeting people within her community. Alex enjoys being outdoors and doing anything in nature. She loves traveling, hiking, running, and spending quality time with her family and dogs.
Michelle joined the Cloverdale family in 2017. She started in Family Service and has now found her happy place working in Payroll/Accounts Payable. Michelle and her husband opened a gym in Kuna in 2018, which is also the town she grew up in. Together they have three kids, three dogs, a spider, and two guinea pigs. When she isn’t at work, you can find her at the gym, spending time with her family, at a track meet, or in the mountains at their family cabin in Montana.
Ambassador / Funeral Home Facilities
Nick is an Idaho native, born in Boise and growing up in Cambridge. He moved back to the valley for college in 1977 and has resided in Meridian ever since.
Growing up as #5 of 7 kids in a small rural town, Nick was always fixing someone else’s broken stuff. He found out that fixing and doing things for others was quite rewarding. He worked 21 years in the office equipment/copier field before moving on to working for his parish church (still fixing and being of service to others).
He has been at Cloverdale for 13 years now doing just that, serving people and fixing things to the best of his ability.
Nick enjoys good rock music
and sings at his church as well as other churches in the Boise area.
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
Amanda joined the Cloverdale family as a Family Service Advisor at the start of 2021. She feels honored to help families through all aspects of the funeral process; preplanning their funeral arrangements, helping take of all the details involved after the death has occurred, and so much more.
Amanda played collegiate golf for The College of Idaho before transferring to Boise State University where she would go on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. After college, Amanda entered the banking world and was eventually recruited to work for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. She stayed there for over 11 years, ultimately leaving to go into real estate. She still holds her real estate license. Her knowledge of the industry has been beneficial to the family she serves at Cloverdale with their end-of-life needs.
As an Idaho native, Amanda is proud to say that she still lives within a mile of where she grew up. She loves spending time with all those she considers family. She still enjoys golfing, gaming, being creative in her work, and above all, serving others.
Family Service Advisor
Tina was born and raised in Boise, after high-school she moved to New York City where she found her passion for helping others. She attended and graduated from McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science. She was welcomed into the Cloverdale family in 2017. Helping families during the most difficult times in their lives is her passion. She specializes in helping families find the right way to permanently memorialize their loved ones, pre-planning funeral arrangements, assisting families after a loss and helping families with any cemetery needs or questions they might have.
Tina works in the music industry on the side, she enjoys playing music, managing bands and touring all over the world. Some of her hobbies include photography and urban exploration. She spends her free time with her close friends, family and her dear cat while studying to broaden her horizons to serve families the best she can.
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 Equipment Maintenance
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.
is an Idaho native, born in Grangeville and grew up in Kuna. She ventured out
to Georgia and Texas but moved back home in 2022.
Candice has always had a passion for helping others. She previously worked in the medical field as a phlebotomist and a certified EMT and has now chosen to pursue her interest in the funeral industry.
She loves fishing, camping, riding on their 4 wheelers, traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Jasmine is a Portland native, she moved to Boise in 2021. She joined the Cloverdale family as an ambassador after deciding to leave art school to pursue mortuary science. She is hoping to pursue her degree in Funeral Service at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is passionate about serving those in her community as well as learning about new discoveries and advancements in the death industry. She is also an active alumna of Phi Mu Fraternity.
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.
Please do not hesitate to call us anytime for assistance. Or, visit our funeral home and cemetery in person at your convenience.