Eligibility and Burial Benefits

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The eligiblity requirements for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery follow the National Veterans Cemetery eligibility requirements and Idaho law. There is no requirement to be a resident of the state of Idaho.

Interment fees for eligible veterans are paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Associated funeral expenses and preparation are not included and are covered by the Veteran’s family or estate.

Veterans and families are able to choose:

  • columbarium niche, cremation inurnment that includes an inscribed granite niche cover;
  • An in-ground, garden niche, cremation inurnment that includes a flush-to-the-ground inscribed granite marker;
  • scattering garden, set in a natural draw of the Boise foothills, that includes a location for an inscribed marker in memory of the deceased;
  • full casket, in-ground interment that includes an inscribed, upright granite marker.
  • Military Funeral Honors are coordinated by the Cemetery. Honors include the playing of Taps, folding of the flag and its presentation to the next-of-kin.
  • An Honor Guard detail of at least two members of the Armed Services is provided for the interment service of the eligible Veteran.


Pre-registration allows a Veteran and their spouse to establish, in advance, their eligibility for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. There is no cost for pre-registration and it does not obligate the Veteran to be interred at the Cemetery. Pre-registration is intended to simplify and assist the Veteran’s next-of-kin at the time of death. The key items needed for pre-registration are a copy of the Veteran’s discharge papers and, for married Veterans, a copy of their marriage certificate which is valid in accordance with Idaho law.

Idaho Division
of Veterans Services
Veterans Home
Veterans Home
Veterans Home
Office of
Veterans Advocacy
Idaho State
Veterans Cemetery
351 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1300

Division Administrator
David E. Brasuell
320 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho, 83702
Phone: 208-780-1600


Home Administrator
Randal Barnes
821 21st Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho, 83501
Phone: 208-750-3600


Home Administrator
Kenneth Shull
1957 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Idaho, 83201
Phone: 208-235-7800


Home Administrator

Josiah Dahlstrom
444 Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1380

OVA Director
Bill Heyob
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID 83714-9521
Phone: 208-780-1340

Cemetery Director
James Earp