August 1st, 1968 ~ January 27, 2024
Dedicated father, loyal friend and respected member of the legal community, Bastiaan K. Coebergh passed unexpectedly, in the comfort of his home in Sandy, on January 27, 2024, aged 55.
He was born August 1, 1968, in Tilburg, the Netherlands. His mother Regina Coebergh and father Hans Coebergh deeply influenced Bastiaan, who became an excellent student and a talented cellist. While pursuing his Dutch law degree, he studied abroad in Leuven, Belgium, then in Laramie, Wyoming. Bastiaan returned to the Netherlands to complete his Dutch law degree, perform his military service and enjoy time with his family and friends. He returned to the United States to marry Colleen, become a stepfather to her children Drew Ann and Issac White, and to study law at the University of Wyoming.
Following the birth of his son Bastiaan J. K. H. Coebergh in 1996, and his graduation from UW in 1997, he and his young family moved to Salt Lake City. There he built an excellent career spanning nearly 30 years, first working with Richards, Brandt, Miller and Nelson, then with Wrona Law Firm, and most recently with Rosing, Davidson and Frost.
Bastiaan’s proudest accomplishment was his son, to whom he was unconditionally dedicated. Following Bastiaan and Colleen’s divorce, his relationship with his son grew ever stronger. Bastiaan remained active in the lives of his stepchildren and delighted in his grandchildren. In 2011 Bastiaan met Julia Blair, his love and companion of over a decade.
Bastiaan’s passing is preceded by his father Hans Coebergh and dear friend Merlin Taylor. He leaves behind his son Bastiaan J. K. H. Coebergh, partner Julia Blair, mother Regina Coebergh, sister Claudia Coebergh and her husband Roel Van Driel and their daughters, Valerie and Juliette Van Aartsen, stepdaughter Drew Ann White-Jacobson and her husband, Casey Jacobson, grandchildren Martin and Evelyn Jacobson, stepson Issac and his wife, Claire Grandy, and granddaughter Genevieve.
A celebration of this exceptional life was held February 8, 2024 at Starks Funeral Parlor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on February 9, 2024 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Road Home shelter, a cause loyally supported by Bastiaan.