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 and 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.
We consider it an honor and a privilege to care for the grounds and features of this unique resting place. The staff takes pride in maintaining our grounds to the highest standards possible. General maintenance includes regular mowing and trimming of the grass, filling holes from previous interments, tree care and leaf mulching/removal. The families who own the individual lots are responsible for the care of any monuments or markers on the lot and the care of bushes. However, some families ask us to care for these items as well. There are some lots where the family wishes to have additional or special care of the lot. This may include more extensive care of the grass, annual planting of a flower border at the monument or pruning of the bushes. We have two programs available for families to receive this special care of their lot, memorials or private mausoleums: annual care and endowments.