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Joseph Harold Abegglen Jr.1943 ~ 2012Joseph Harold Abegglen Jr. put down his pen, closed his briefcase, and slipped the surly bonds of earth life. He successfully completed his mortal mission and returned to his heavenly home to give report to his loved ones on September 26, 2012 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer.Born September 17, 1943 to J. Harold Abegglen and Marie Hawkes Abegglen. His childhood was spent in Hailey, and Twin Falls, Idaho where he enjoyed scouting, dancing and competitive swimming. He was called to serve a mission for the LDS Church in Bavaria Germany, while serving he was called to open the Italian Mission. He graduated from BYU in 1967 with a focus on linguistics, and earned a Master's degree from the Air Force Post Graduate Intelligence School in 1979. Joe, always had a love for languages and his multi-linguistic abilities led to 30 years of intrigue in the Intelligence community.While at BYU he was part of the Ballroom Dance Team and Program Bureau. He loved traveling the world entertaining military troops.He often told people his future wife saved his life as a flight nurse during the VietNam War, a slight stretch of the truth. He married his nurse sweetheart for time and all eternity on January 16, 1970 in the Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints starting off a wonderful world wide adventure of 43 years. He loved engaging people in gospel discussions and telling captivating stories. His favorite experience was serving at the Provo Temple. Through that experience he made many life time friends. Survived by wife JoAnn C. Abegglen, Provo; three children: Sara Eberhard (Brian) Provo; Jon Abegglen (Lisa) Salt Lake City; Shannon Smith (Nate) Park City; two sisters Connie Kohler of Midway, and his twin sister Joan Levy of Auburn CA.; nine very loved grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents J. Harold Abegglen and Marie Hawkes Abegglen.Farewell funeral services will be held at the Grandview 13th Ward 1160 W 1050 N Provo, Utah Thursday Oct 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Friends will be welcome from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Midway Cemetery.