History & Staff

Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Jerry & Janette Rost

The Rost Funeral Home opened in 2005 when Jerry and Janette Rost purchased the business and it as continued to grow along with the Mountain Home community.

Jerry’s career in funeral service began more than fifty years ago in Boise, ID and he is very proud of the fact that he has spent his entire career serving families in the Treasure Valley.  Along the way, Jerry and Janette acquired an 1897 horse drawn funeral carriage, which is on display in the funeral home along with a large mural depicting how the carriage was used in the 19th and early 20th century.

As the only funeral home in Elmore County, the staff at Rost Funeral Home have worked hard to be active members of the community and to be there to take care of families in every way possible when the need arises.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Brian Owings
Location Leader

Brian is a native Idahoan was born in Rupert Idaho. After some time growing up in Tucson Arizona, he moved back to Boise in the late 80’s. After graduating from Capital High he attended BSU for a short time. After working for Boise Cascade for a time Brian was introduced to the world of Funeral Service. He went back to school at Mt. Hood Community College with 3 kids in tow and began the adventure in Funeral Service. He has worked in the valley as a Mortician for 8 years.

"In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I have 6 kids and a wonderful wife of 11+ years. I enjoy camping, fishing, working out and being outside. I truly enjoy working with families and helping them through their time of need. The greatest reward is being in the service of others."

Joelee Godfrey
Funeral Director & Embalmer

I am a Boise native who enjoys everything that Idaho has to offer. My family and I moved out of Idaho for 5 years seeking new adventure in Utah and Colorado. We found ourselves wanting to go home and know that we will live here for the rest of our lives. I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and the many other outdoor activities here.

I knew from a very young age that my calling would be to serve others. I am grateful for the opportunity to work and connect with families in their time of need.

Melanie Grimmius
Funeral Director Apprentice

Melanie was born in Boise and raised in Mountain Home. After graduating from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services, she is now working to complete her license and is excited to be an assistance for friends and neighbors in our community at the most difficult time of their life.

She loves traveling with her twin sister and experiencing new things. Melanie enjoys concerts, camping and learned how to fish this year which she enjoys very much.