Mary Louise Galanes
December 30, 1954 – October 26, 2013
Mary Louise Galanes, age 58, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 30, 1954, Mary was the only child of the late Peter and Louise Galanes. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Services, she enjoyed a varied career, starting with Hercules Inc.; second, as assistant to Congressman Gore; third, as staff for the House Armed Services Committee; fourth, as an independent forensic accountant; and then lastly, working as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. A truly gifted and outstanding artist, she created many beautiful paintings and jewelry pieces, both commercially and for family and friends.
Mary, an experienced dressage equestrian, shared 27 years of marriage and her passion for horses with her beloved husband, Colin. They spent 28 ½ blissful years together – all day, every day! She was unequivocally his soulmate – and he her’s!
She is survived by her husband, Colin McKie; her half-sister, Pat Pless of Houston, TX; horses, Inn Harmony and Maltese; dogs, Cody and Mia; and her cats, Angel and Shadow.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue, Inc. (Mary loved Ooky, her first Aussie who lived for over 17 years). Please send your check to New Spirit Treasurer, 124 Bonny Lane, Collegeville, PA 19426 or http://www.ns4ar.org/NS4AR-Memorial-Donation-Form.html.