ForeverMissed
It is with the deepest sorrow, that the family of Theodore Gladden, announce his passing. Our beloved son, brother, grandson, family member, husband and friend went unexpectedly home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

All those who knew Teddy, lost a shining light in their lives, and a smile that would brighten the darkest night.

Private First Class Theodore L. Gladden was born January 15th, 2003, in Fairfax, VA. In his younger years, Teddy was a talented artist, basketball point guard, football linebacker and a decorated wrestler in his teenage years. He loved boxing, playing video games, animals, making people laugh and spending time with his family. When Teddy wasn't playing sports, he kept himself busy around the house helping his father with electrical projects, car repairs, setting up multiple fish tanks and he loved cooking with his mother.

He graduated from Stafford Senior High School in 2019. Soon after graduating he achieved his lifelong dream and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He completed boot camp in September of 2021 and went on to graduate Infantry One Station Unit Training and served as a Rifleman and Grenadier while stationed at U.S. Army Fort Carson. He was an expert marksman and lovingly described as one of the most motivated individuals in his brigade, constantly lifting the spirits of those around him with his infectious and goofy smile. He was eager to learn and was passionate about serving his country.

Teddy is loved by his Mother, Amber Bowers and stepfather Rob Bowers; Father, Brandon Gladden and stepmom Marrissa Carta; Sisters Felisa Carta and Victoria Gladden; Brothers Ryne Gustafson, Tyler Gladden, Robert Bowers III and Wyatt Bowers; Grand Parents; Aunts; Uncles; family members; his Fort Carson Army family and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by Vicki Brown his Nana and is loved here on earth as well as in heaven.

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I have loved Teddy since the day he was born. It was really cool becoming an aunt at the age of 5 and it was one of the greatest gifts. I hold onto our memories and the thought of us meeting again one day. I’ll miss you forever and ever Teddy - Mandy Bones
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Teddy will always be loved and forever missed - Your Nina and Papa Neal

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I have loved Teddy since the day he was born. It was really cool becoming an aunt at the age of 5 and it was one of the greatest gifts. I hold onto our memories and the thought of us meeting again one day. I’ll miss you forever and ever Teddy - Mandy Bones
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Teddy will always be loved and forever missed - Your Nina and Papa Neal
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I think about you every single day. I’m so sorry we weren’t able to see each other when I was out there in November even though I tried so hard. I’ll never stop fighting for you my teddy 

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