Can I submit my wife's ancestors names to the temple?
I've seen a few similar threads on this topic so I hope I'm not duplicating. I want to be certain on the answer.
My wife is in the late stages of dementia. I'd like to ensure the temple work is completed on her ancestors. Short version of this question: Can I do that?
Longer version: I see that FamilySearch does come up with a 'relationship' when I click on that - I'm obviously related via my wife. But the general instructions on who I can submit for talks about direct biological ancestors. While I can see there are plenty of ordinances to complete on my wife's side (ie manually clicking thro' the tree), when I click on the automated ordinances-ready page it only comes up with names on my side. It seems from this and the questions/answers on this community site that the basic answer is 'no' I can't submit these names.
So the next question is, Is there a way that I CAN submit the names? I can see two potential ways forward:
1) I ask one of my wife's children for permission to do this work (her children aren't related to me). If one of them gives me permission, am I then OK to submit the names?
2) I have (UK) Lasting Power of Attorney. This may be stretching things, but does this apply to temple submissions? The LPA gives me authority to make decisions on behalf of my wife that I judge she would do if she was able. I'm confident that she would be submitting these names if she was able. Does anyone have any clues about that?
If 1) is true then that's probably a lot simpler than trying to find out the answer to 2). Could someone please advise?
I'll add that while I've seen a couple of threads on this topic concluding it's better to leave the work to a spouse's children [where the spouse is now deceased - that's the closest I've found to my situation], we're the only Church members in the family so that isn't an option.
Thanks very much for your help