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It is not proper at all to do so, and thus it should not be done.

Shut Chasam Sofer Y.D. 355 regarding Likkut Atzamos; Sefer Zichros Moshe p. 65 in name of Chasam Sofer that he did not allow his wife to light a candle for her previous husbands Yartziet; Beir Moshe 4:104 based on Michaber 385:2 and Moed Katan 21b and Hagahos Maimanis Hilchos Semachos; Nitei Gavriel 70:21; See Dudaei Hasadeh 14; Gesher Hachaim 31:9; Nitei Gavriel Aveilus 79:10; See Nitei Gavriel Vol. 2 11:1-3; Ateres Moshe 2:240; Nitei Gavriel 66:332-33; Minchas Moshe 114 [forbidden]; Seridei Eish 2:136; Nitei Gavriel 80:5-6; See Gesher Hachaim 29:8

Commemorating the death of a previous spouse after remarriage:

If one has a Yahrzeit of one parent on Shabbos or Yom Tov during the 12 months of Aveilus for another parent [or during Shloshim of other relative] he is nevertheless to Daven for the Amud as usual.[1]

[1] Igros Kodesh 14:430 [printed in Shulchan Menachem 5:304]; Minchas Yitzchak 9:134; Betzeil Hachochmah 4:199; See Hiskashrus 569:18; Dudaei Hasadeh 44; Vayilaket Yosef 14:41; Poskim in Nitei Gavriel 56:2; Piskeiy Teshuvos 287 footnote 73; However, see Divrei Malkiel 6:23


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