Permission from pre-deceased member to do his work who is now deceased
My uncle, who is a member, passed in July of this year. A few years before his passing he gave me written permission to do his work so that he could be sealed to his wife. He had become less active. He was thrilled that I would do that for them. They were married when he was 18 and she was 16. He also gave me permission to do the work for his then deceased wife...it has been done.
I've contacted FamilySearch to find out how I get permission to do his work since there is no box to check for Written Permission Granted Pre-Death. FamilySearch tells me that the only acceptable permission can come from the closest living relative.
Now... help me to understand how my uncle's will (written permission) to have his work performed and to be sealed to his wife should now be left up to his non-member children who are unlikely to give that permission. This is akin to creating a Will but then when you die, tossing the Will to the side and saying, "We're going to let your closest living relative decide what happens to your estate...REGARDLESS of your Will." Why can my uncle's desire not be fulfilled...I have written permission FROM HIM!
Can anyone help me to understand how this makes any sense!?!?
This just seems to be totally crossways to me.
All my best,