Mary Lou Kanikaynar Slater

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Kanikaynar Slater, Mary Lou

Mary Lou Kanikaynar Slater, 87, born September 22, 1928, in Wheeling, West Virginia, finished her life's journey on March 6, 2017, at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Rio Rancho, NM.

She was pre-deceased by her son, Mark Erroll Kanikaynar and her parents, Charles and Marion Slater.

She leaves behind her daughter, Ayla Quintana and husband Michael Sr.; grandchildren, Michael Jr. Quintana of Albuquerque, NM, Gunnery Sgt. Marc Anthony Quintana of 29 Palms, CA, and granddaughter, Dr. Ayshea Marchiondo and husband Pasquinel of Tracey, CA, and her unborn great-grandson; daughter, Marsha Carol Brown and husband Randy Brown and youngest grandson Zachary Brown of Milford, PA; daughter, Theresa Lynn Kanikaynar of Albuquerque, NM and grandson, Kamdin Kanikaynar of Scottsdale, AZ, and her beautiful sister, Jean Carman in Wheeling, West Virginia.

A celebration of life will be at her daughter's home, pending.

"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed â€" they grew calm and he guided them to their haven of rest." Psalm 107:29-30

The family would like to thank all the wonderful team at Alliance Home Health Care for their compassion, kindness, patience, and love they showed our mother.

"Until we meet again Mama."

She was loved deeply by all her family, friends, brotherly and sisterly love. Mary Lou will be greatly missed, and in all our hearts.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 12, 2017