You may do ordinances for your own deceased spouse, child, parent, or sibling, but you should consider the wishes of other close living relatives, especially a living spouse. If you are not a spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the deceased, you are to obtain permission from the closest living relative before doing the ordinances. The closest living relatives are, in this order: an undivorced spouse (the spouse to whom the individual was married when he or she died), an adult child, a parent, or a brother or sister. Verbal approval is acceptable. Family members should work together to determine when the ordinances will be done and who will do them.
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