Lamar Resident Celebrates USA Citizenship


Elizabeth (l) and Queena Domburian (r)

Elizabeth (l) and Queena Domburian (r)

Queena Domburian of Lamar recently became an American citizen and her new status was celebrated by members of Voices of Southeast Colorado this past Tuesday, February 18.  

Voices of Southeast Colorado  hosted a party for Dombourian's new citizenship

Voices of Southeast Colorado hosted a party for Dombourian’s new citizenship


Domburian, who has been in the country on her green card status for five years, took her citizenship oath in Denver on Thursday of last week.  Domburian is self-employed as a prize-winning seamstress who received a lot of her training in Paris, France.  “I had the talent to do this,” she explained adding that she came to Lamar five years ago to be with her sister, Elizabeth, when she moved to the community.  Their father named them after the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth.    

The citizenship celebration was a highlight for the regular meeting of Voices of Southeast Colorado, held at the Crop Risk Advisor’s offices, owned by Don Turner.  About a dozen persons enjoyed some cake and punch and all members signed a congratulations card for Queena.  According to the HBO documentary, ‘Citizen USA, a 50 State Road Trip’, one million persons become naturalized Americans each year.  The director, Alexander Pelosi, visited naturalization ceremonies in each of the 50 states for one year, interviewing new citizens on their feelings and backgrounds that led them to come to the USA.  Congratulations to Queena Domburian for being Lamar’s one in a million.

By Russ Baldwin

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