What to do if the death of a loved one has just occurred or is near: Notify the Authorities When a death occurs outside of a hospital or hospice, you must notify authorities so that the death can be legally pronounced. Call 911 if police or paramedics are not present. Your Next Call Make your “first call” to Davies at 360-693-1036. When you call, we will help arrange transportation for your loved one, even if you choose to use the services of another funeral provider. Delegate Delegate someone to help you notify friends and family of the death of your loved one. Afterward, we can help you follow-up with the details of your chosen arrangement, date of service, etc.