When doing LA directory review I see widow of . . . . Should the former husband be included in the spouse place?
I am guessing you are talking about City Directories. The 2nd example in the project instructions shows you how to include the deceased spouse. Project instructions can always be brought up by clicking on the last icon in the toolbar.
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We find this instruction in the US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990, Field Help for Spouses surname, bullet point 5: "A spouse's name, if listed, may have been recorded in parentheses or following the abbreviation "wid." after the name of the principal individual."
In other words, yes we index the deceased spouse in the Spouse Fields.