October 1, 2008 8:29 PM Subscribe
I just found out within the last hour that my father has passed away. I am in California and he lived in Missouri. Now what?
posted by jvilter to Human Relations (20 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have cousins there, on site who are handling the immediate needs (waiting for the coroner). I am at a loss as to what I should do next. I'm making phone calls to family and friends and I know I need to go out there and see to things - but after that? I don't know his preferences for a funeral, but he's always told me that that was all "taken care of". I'm hoping to find paperwork when I go out there in the next day or so. After that there will be a house to sell and belongings to deal with and I know I don't really have to worry about any of that just yet, but it's keeping me from being too sad right now.
Any advice would be welcome.