Latter-day Saint Life

Elder, Who Died Following Car Accident, Remembered for Devotion, Humor


A young elder who died Sept. 17 following a car accident days earlier in western Canada is being remembered as a “missionary of faith” who lifted many with his humor and devotion to sharing the gospel.

Elder Bryant Keck, 19, of Sanford, Colorado, “was a wonderful missionary who was full of life,” said Canada Vancouver Mission President G. Blake Wahlen. “Everyone that served with him or around him loved Elder Keck. He was just a great, hard-working missionary.” . . .

Standing 6-feet-4-inches tall, Elder Keck was impossible to miss as he went about his missionary duties. But it was his commitment to the work that his fellow missionaries in the Vancouver mission will remember.

He was serving as a district leader at the time of the accident and had been serving his mission since June 2018. 

Story by Jason Swensen; lead image courtesy of the Keck family.
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