Josephine E. Fant Walkowiak went to heaven on May 20, 2015 at 1:40 a.m. at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo with her daughter Cindy holding her hand, and her grandson Jason by her side.\n\nShe was born March 11, 1921 in Concord, N.C. to deaf parents, the late Joseph Fant and the late Mary Scarborough Fant. Her parents died when she was very young and she was raised by her grandmother Scarborough. She attended Concord schools. Her first marriage was on her 18th birthday to Charles A. Lamb. They had one child, Marijo. They later divorced. She then married Raymond A. Walkowiak in 1949 and they had six children. They lived in Buffalo, New York; Orange, California; Las Vegas, Nevada and Orem, Utah.\n\nShe was an active member in the LDS church and served a mission in Georgia and South Carolina in 1982.\n\nShe loved music and started playing the piano at age seven. This was an enjoyment for her up till shortly before her death. She would even play the piano over the phone for people on their birthday and other occasions.\n\nShe enjoyed food. Because of this she became very knowledgeable about nutrition. Actually she was ahead of her time in this field.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, a son Mark Walkowiak and a granddaughter Carmen Holindrake.\n\nShe is survived by five daughters: Marijo Lamb; Linda Wilcox (Albert); Kathryn Bateson; Cindy Proffitt (John); Amy Holindrake (Val) and one son John Walkowiak; 21 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.\n\nFuneral services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah with a viewing from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.