LDS sister missionary in Argentina dies from E. coli infection

WEST HAVEN, Utah — A 19-year-old Roy High School graduate and Western Nebraska Community College soccer player died Wednesday night from an E. coli infection while serving an LDS mission in Argentina.

Brittany Scadlock was 10 days away from her 20th birthday.


“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Sister Brittany Nicole Scadlock,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said. “Sister Scadlock began serving her mission in the Argentina Resistencia Mission in August 2014, and is from the Kanesville Utah Stake. She passed away Wednesday evening from complications related to an illness. We extend our love and prayers to her family and all who knew her as they mourn her passing.”

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A family spokesman said her infection moved quickly.

“We found out just a few days ago that she was having some problems,” said her aunt, Kally Scadlock. “Initially they thought it was appendicitis. After doing some tests, it was determined that she had E. coli in her intestinal system. She wasn’t able to fight it off, and she went into cardiac arrest.”

She was transferred from her mission to a hospital in Buenos Aires, where she died.

Her parents, Terry and Nicole Scadlock, were in Los Angeles to get passports on their way to be with Brittany when they learned she had died. They returned to Utah Thursday morning.


“Brittany was a ray of sunshine,” Kally Scadlock said. “She has the softest heart and loves everyone. That sounds … I’m not trying to sound any more than she really is. She truly was the best person you could ever imagine. She was a light, and everywhere she went she left light.”

After she graduated from Roy High School in 2013, Brittany earned a soccer scholarship to play for Western Nebraska. She scored five goals and contributed three assists for the Cougars during the 2013 season.

She felt moved to serve a mission while listening to LDS general conference talks.

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  • Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the parents and family of Sister Scadlock on her passing,please know that Heavenly Father has another assignment for her and no doubt that she is in amore better place.I have a son serving in Australia and and he sends his love for your family.May she Rest in Peace and Love.From our family Brother and Sister Willis in PagoPago,American Samoa

  • As I come to know and love these young girls who choose so selflessly to serve I often want to tell their parents you have done well, this is a daughter of God. Thank you for the sacrifices you make in allowing us to share in the work along side these valiant missionaries. May the Lord bless and keep you close to his heart in your time of sorrow.

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