Bill Clinton Calls Joan Mondale 'Wise and Graceful'

Joan Mondale, who became Second Lady when her husband Walter Mondale was elected Jimmy Carter’s vice president in 1976, died Monday afternoon with her husband, sons Ted and William, and other family members by her side, the family said in a statement. She was 83.

“Joan was greatly loved by many. We will miss her dearly,” the former vice president said in a written statement.

Eleanor Mondale Poling's Husband Recalls Wife's Final Days

Eleanor Mondale Poling was many things – St. Lawrence University graduate, actress, TV personality and radio deejay. She was also the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and, since their wedding in 2005 until her death from brain cancer early last Saturday, the loving wife of musician and composer Chan Poling.