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Joan Mondale, Art-Loving Wife of U.S. Vice President, Dies at 83

Joan Mondale, the political spouse and avid potter known as “Joan of Art” for her cultural pursuits during her husband Walter’s four years as U.S. vice president under Jimmy Carter, has died. She was 83.

She died yesterday with her husband, sons and other family members by her side, according to a statement by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, where she was a member. She had entered hospice care on Jan. 31. No cause was given.