How Record Death of Spouse Who is Non-Member

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The4Wilsons
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How Record Death of Spouse Who is Non-Member

Postby The4Wilsons » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:33 pm

In LDS Tools application it shows the member and their spouse. We have a spouse who is a member whose husband (a non-member) passed away. I cannot find anywhere in MLS or LDS.org where I can enter his death. The main thing we want to accomplish is that it still shows his name in the LDS Tools application as if they are still together. Any ideas?

russellhltn
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Re: How Record Death of Spouse Who is Non-Member

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:35 pm

I think you have to do it in MLS. Terminate the marriage. Reason: death of spouse.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

eblood66
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Re: How Record Death of Spouse Who is Non-Member

Postby eblood66 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:42 pm

The4Wilsons wrote:I cannot find anywhere in MLS or LDS.org where I can enter his death.

In MLS find the members record (using Membership > Individual Record on the menu), click on the Current Spouse tab, click on the Terminate Marriage link on the right side of the screen, enter the death date and 'Death' as the termination reason. Click Save and then do a send/receive.

The Directory on lds.org should update almost immediately. LDS Tools should update when each person synchronizes their data again.


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