Bess Lovejoy is a writer, researcher, and editor based in Seattle. She writes about dead people, forgotten history, and sometimes art, literature, and science. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The Boston Globe, The Stranger, and other publications. She’s the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.
Scattering the remains of your loved one—legally—can present something of a challenge.