Death of non member -spouse of member

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jerry876
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Death of non member -spouse of member

Postby jerry876 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:12 am

How do we record a death date of a non member spouse of a member without terminating the members record instead?

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Re: Death of non member -spouse of member

Postby mfmohlma » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:23 am

Probably simply remove the spouse from the record (on the "spouse" tab).

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Re: Death of non member -spouse of member

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:04 am

mfmohlma wrote:Probably simply remove the spouse from the record (on the "spouse" tab).

Correct. Go to the member's record and "Terminate Marriage". You'll have to option to give the reason (death).
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Re: Death of non member -spouse of member

Postby jerry876 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:15 pm

I called membership records and was told that it can't be done, from my end. it has to be done from Church Headquarters membership records end. if both were members I could do it from my end by terminating the marriage because of Death of Spouse then entering death date of one of the spouses.

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Re: Death of non member -spouse of member

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:47 pm

Perhaps there's an issue that keeps the changes to the member's spouse from syncing to the directory.

But I'd keep an eye on the record. If the marriage information doesn't disappear on it's own, then I'd update the record. Otherwise, I'm afraid the spouse is likely to reappear when the record is moved.
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