Phillip "Todd" Boden, 64, a resident of Cape Coral, Fla., for the past six years, formerly of Richmond, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Cape Coral, Florida. He was born March 12, 1953 in Hawthorne, Calif., to Clarke and Millie Boden, now deceased. Todd was the youngest of four boys and spent much of his childhood growing up in Ames, Iowa. Todd graduated from Ames High School in 1971.
Todd was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Vietnam War from 1973 to 1976 as a navigation specialist on board the USS Mars. Upon discharge from the Navy, Todd served as a campus safety officer at Northwest Missouri State University while completing two Bachelor degrees, one in Business Administration with a minor in Theater and one in Broadcast Communications. There he met the love of his life and mother to his children, Susan (Sue) Mahanna-Boden. After graduation, Todd served as the circulation manager for the Maryville Daily Forum in Maryville, Missouri. Shortly after the birth of their son, Randall, the couple moved to Richmond, Kentucky, where Todd began an extraordinary career in sales and management in addition to financial planning and insurance. A few years later, they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Jillian. Both children were Todd's pride and joy as he often spoke of the achievements of both to his family and friends. Throughout his career, Todd was very passionate about helping others, often investing in the lives of people; he gave generously to others without expecting anything in return. Todd was known and loved by many for his big heart and concern for others. As a general manager and mentor in the automotive industry, Todd treated each customer and client with respect and honesty which led to his reputation of being an exemplary role model for many young professionals in the automotive field. Todd continued working in the automotive industry until his retirement in 2006.
Todd was a fun-loving, happy, and outgoing man who loved life to the fullest. He was witty with a wonderful sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. Todd loved living near the ocean in his own personal slice of paradise. He treasured his memories he created with his children and installed in them his sense of adventure. He was a strong Christian man of high morals and integrity.
He is survived by: two loving children, Randall Dean Boden of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Jillian Kathleen Boden of Richmond, Ky.; three brothers, Mark Boden (Henryka) of South Hamilton, Mass., Bruce Boden (Diane) of Ankeny, Iowa, and Craig Boden (Julie) of California; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Pastor Mark Boden officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Phillip Todd Boden are suggested to your local Disabled Veterans Association (DAV) chapter.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
Published on June 14, 2017