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|Second Lady of the United States|
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Happy Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Bush|
|Born|| August 8, 1930|
|Died|| February 3, 2014 (aged 83)|
|Spouse(s)|| Walter Mondale|
(m. 1955–2014; her death)
|Children|| Theodore A. Mondale|
Eleanor Mondale (deceased)
William H. Mondale
Joan Adams Mondale (née Adams; August 8, 1930 – February 3, 2014) was the wife of Walter Mondale. He is a former Vice President of the United States, Presidential candidate, and United States Ambassador to Japan. She was the unofficial second lady from 1977 to 1981. She was an advocate for arts and has had the name 'Joan of Art'. She has studied kinds of art, such as Japanese art.
Early life and education
On February 2, 2014, the Mondale family announced that she had entered hospice care for Alzheimer's disease. She died at the hospice from the disease in Minneapolis the following day, surrounded by members of her family.
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