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Joan Mondale, wife of former VP Walter Mondale, dies at 83

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Joan Mondale, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale died in a hospice facility on Feb. 3, 2014, according to the Star Tribune. She was 83.

Walter Mondale, who was elected Jimmy Carter’s vice president in 1976, released a statement saying, “We are grateful for the expressions of love and support we have received. Joan was greatly loved by many. We will miss her dearly.”

Joan Mondale had been placed in the facility over the weekend, the report indicates.

Her family was by her side when she passed.

ABC News reports former President Carter named Joan Mondale, who was nicknamed “Joan of Art,” the honorary chairwoman of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities due to her passion for the arts.

She is survived by her husband, and her sons Ted and William.

The Star Tribune reports her daughter Eleanor died of brain cancer in 2011.

Services for Joan Mondale are slated to take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn.

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