The family of former Vice President Walter Mondale is confirming some somber news: The Minnesota politician's wife, Joan, was admitted to hospice care on Friday.
Joan Mondale was well known for her love of art during her husband's time as vice president under former President Jimmy Carter. In fact, her affinity earned her the nickname "Joan of Art."
The Westminster Presbyterian Church issued the following statement on behalf of the Mondale family:
"Joan Mondale entered hospice care on Friday, January 31, 2014. She is surrounded by her family and loved ones as her life on this earth moves peacefully to its close."
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