Joan Mondale, former 2nd lady, has died at 83

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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83.

Mondale's husband, sons Ted and William and other family members were by her side when she died, the family said in a statement released by their church. The family had announced Sunday that she had gone into hospice care, but declined to discuss her illness.

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