Joan Mondale

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Joan Mondale
Second Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
Vice PresidentWalter Mondale
Preceded byHappy Rockefeller
Succeeded byBarbara Bush
Personal details
Born(1930-08-08)August 8, 1930
Eugene, Oregon
DiedFebruary 3, 2014(2014-02-03) (aged 83)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Walter Mondale
(m. 1955–2014; her death)
ChildrenTheodore A. Mondale
Eleanor Mondale (deceased)
William H. Mondale
ParentsJohn Maxwell Adams
Eleanor Jane Hall

Joan Adams Mondale (née Adams; August 8, 1930 – February 3, 2014) was the wife of Walter Mondale, the 42nd Vice President of the United States, Presidential candidate, and United States Ambassador to Japan. She was the Second Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was an advocate for arts and has had the name 'Joan of Art'. She had studied kinds of art, such as Japanese art.[1]

Early life and education[change | change source]

Mondale was born to John Maxwell Adams and Eleanor Jane Hall.[1] She was one of the three daughters in her family.[1] She attended schools in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.[1]

Death[change | change source]

On February 2, 2014, the Mondale family announced that she had entered hospice care for Alzheimer's disease.[2] She died at the hospice from the disease in Minneapolis the following day, surrounded by members of her family.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "JOAN MONDALE: Finding Aids". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
  2. Brian Peterson. "Joan Mondale, wife of former VP Walter Mondale, dies at 83". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  3. "Joan Mondale, wife of former VP Walter, dies at 83". 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2014-02-04.