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Carters remember Joan Mondale’s arts advocacy

Updated Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 | 6:28 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are remembering Joan Mondale as an arts advocate and an effective campaigner.

The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale died Monday at age 83. Walter Mondale was elected Jimmy Carter's No. 2 in 1976.

In a statement, the Carters said Joan Mondale was a devoted wife and a close partner with her husband throughout his career.

The former president and first lady also say Joan Mondale was exemplary in using public service to advance the arts and other issues important to her and many Americans.

The Carters say they remember how she was appreciated by the people of Japan for her love of their arts when her husband served as U.S. ambassador to Japan.