Hilton Honors allow member’s points upon death to be transferred to a designated party by filing an affidavit.
The executor needs to fill out the form, attach death certificate/proof of death and send the documents to Hilton Honors by email.
You can access Hilton Honors here.
Here’s the affidavit that is also available on Hilton’s website here:
It would make sense to burn one’s miles and points before the final journey, but not always possible.
More programs now allow points and miles transfers after passing away to a designated party. The easier way could be just to use them online if you have access to usernames and passwords.