The Idaho Press provides several options for obituary listings both in print and online.



Full Obituaries

Full obituaries include text about the deceased either sent in by families or funeral homes. These can vary in length considerably, depending on what is submitted. The cost of a full obituary depends upon its length and whether photos are included.


Idaho Press (Tues-Sat) $24 per column inch.
Idaho Press (Sun) $29 per column inch.
Emmett- Messenger Index $13.50 per column inch
Kuna Melba News $13.50 per column inch
Meridian Press $17 per column inch
Service Notices are $45.
Payment must be made in advance.


The cost is included in the column inch charge for area taken up by the use of 1 or 2 photo’s (usually about 1.5 inches per photo). Obituary photos are printed in color.

Online listing

All obituaries are uploaded to the appropriate Idaho Press LLC. website and to

Submitting an obituary

To submit an obituary, free death notice or celebration of life notice:

Funeral homes should visit

Private parties or family members can submit an obituary at

Common to all types of obituary listings


The Idaho Press, Meridian Press, Kuna Melba News and Emmett Messenger-Index covers the Treasure Valley, serving the community of Boise and surrounding cities.


Idaho Press: Tuesday- Saturday publication; 3:00p.m. the day before publication
Idaho Press: Sunday; 3:00pm the Friday before publication.
Emmett Messenger-Index: Wednesday publication; 9 a.m on the Monday before publication.
Kuna Melba News: Wednesday publication; 11 a.m on the Monday before publication.
Meridian Press: Friday publication; 3:00 p.m on the Wednesday before publication.

Associated Press style

All obituaries will be edited to conform to Associated Press style. This includes, but is not limited to, dates, titles, states, times, etc. The Idaho Press reserves the right to reject or change copy at the publisher's discretion.

Note: All obituaries are due by 3 p.m. for the next edition of the Idaho Press, notices for Sunday editions are due by 3 p.m. on Fridays.