Mr. Elmer Samuel Boden Jr., age 73, of Monroe, NC, formerly of Columbia, CA passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Hospice of Union County.
Military services to honor Elmer's life will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC, 28144.
Elmer was born on February 14, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Elmer Samuel Boden and Elizabeth McAndrews Boden. Elmer spent his life dedicated to serving his country as a Corporal for the United States Marine Corps. Beginning his service in October, 1966, he was stationed in Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA. Before his retirement from the military in 1968, he was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, and a double recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. A former resident of Columbia, CA, he loved watching Monday Night Football and playing chess matches with his friends. He always made dinner for his wife, Sherry, and understood the importance of small moments in life. Elmer will be remembered as a wonderful man, with a sweet and thoughtful heart, and be greatly missed.
Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Mrs. Sherry Lynn Boden.
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