Josephine   Walker
Josephine Walker

June 4, 1921 - October 15, 2016
Born in Boulder, CO
Resided in Aurora, CO
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Josephine Carmosino was born in Boulder, CO, to Donato and Alice on June 4, 1921. She attended the University of Colorado where she was a drum majorette. She won the title, Miss Boulder, in 1941.

Jo married Wayman E. Walker February 15, 1943.
She was a wonderful mother who raised her sons, Skip and Carl, in Greeley CO. She always kept her boys busy with fun activities, crafts, games, and lots of parties.She taught music at Franklin and Jackson Elementary Schools. She also directed band, orchestra, chorus, and musical theatre productions with elementary students including The Mikado and The Sound of Music. She supported Wayman in his role as director of bands at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She sponsored the Alpha Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary band sorority. She also served as Tau Beta Sigma National President 1963-65. And the parties after Wayman's band concerts were legendary.Jo earned a Masters Degree in Art from UNC.

Upon retirement Wayman and Jo moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ. Jo was active at Our Lady of the Lake Church directing children's Christmas programs, providing hours of volunteer work and cooking innumerable spaghetti dinners. She was also active in the Arizona chapter of the American Association of University Women and enjoyed playing golf with her friends in the London Bridge Golf Club.

Most recently she lived with her family in Aurora, CO, including son, Carl; daughter-in-law, Melissa; and granddaughters, Jianna and Avalon. She attended Denver Friends Church with them.

Jesse, her grandson, resides in Minneapolis, MN. He is raising Jo's great grandsons, Jasper and Caius, with his wife Amber.

Josephine passed on October 15, 2016. Jo was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Lynda Kaye; her husband, Wayman; and son, Skip.

Remembrances can be donated to the University of Northern Colorado Foundation directed to the Wayman and Jo Walker Scholarship Endowment providing scholarships for UNC music students.

Her beloved family and friends celebrate her beautiful 95 years.

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Horan & McConaty - Parker
11150 East Dartmouth Avenue (at Parker Road)
Aurora, CO US 80014

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University of Northern Colorado Foundation
1800 Grant St #725
Denver , CO 80203
Remembrances can be donated to the University of Northern Colorado Foundation directed to the Wayman and Jo Walker Scholarship Endowment providing scholarships for UNC music students. University of Northern Colorado Foundation Judy Farr Center 1620 Reservoir Road Greeley, CO 80631 Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pmPHONE: (970) 351-2034 FAX: (970) 351-1835Email: uncf.information@unco.edu