December 16 1954 February 28 2020
Sona’s Obituary Sona Jean Dombourian passed away February 28, 2020 at the age of 65, after a two year battle with colon cancer. Beloved daughter of the late Robert Louis Dombourian and Betsy Gissel Dombourian. Sona is survived by her sister Donna L. Dombourian of Murfreesboro, TN and her brother Gregory R. Dombourian (Maureen) of Slidell, LA and, beloved niece Meghan E. Dombourian of Metairie, LA and nephew Ara D. Dombourian (Cara) and their three children Lily, Emma, and Bennett of Hoover, AL. Sona was born in New Orleans and graduated from Kennedy Senior High School in 1972. She continued her education earning her BS degree in Music and her Masters Degree in Library Science from LSU. Sona also earned a Masters Degree in Computer Science from ULL. Sona began her career as the Administrative Librarian for the Assumption Parish Library in Napoleonville, LA. After two years she moved to Lafayette where she served as Assistant Director/Operations Manager of the Lafayette Public Library for over 23 years. After serving as Acting Director for over a year, Sona was appointed as Director of the Lafayette Public Library. Sona developed and implemented the automation of the library system and directed and managed the financial operations/budget of the library. One of Sona’s proudest accomplishments was the renovation of the Main Library downtown and the construction of numerous regional libraries throughout the parish. Her professional involvements at the state and local level, along with her commitment to library service led to Sona receiving many awards including the prestigious Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award and the Lynda Carlberg Award for outstanding contributions to libraries. Sona retired in April 2016 and spent her free time researching genealogy of friends and family. Sona’s ashes will be interned with her parents in a private ceremony. A celebration of life will be held in New Orleans at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lafayette Public Library Foundation Endowment fund in Sona’s name. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sona Dombourian December 16 1954 February 28 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Broussard, state: Louisiana