Lita Adele Nomellini

Lita Adele Nomellini graced the earth on June 2nd of 1947, born a proud first generation Italian American to Louis and Margie Nomellini of Tacoma Washington. 

Lita began playing music as a child. She started with the accordion, then piano but found her calling on the drums.  After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School of Tacoma in 1964, Lita became a professional drummer at the age of 17.  She entertained for many years, playing drums and singing. Highlights of her career include playing with an all-girl band in Las Vegas where she met Elvis Presley and as a member of the resident band in the revolving bar atop the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, living the luxury hotel life for over a year. 

She was also lucky enough to work with her beloved father Louie as the drum and accordion duo, the Encores. Lita loved entertaining and playing on stage but in the early 1980's took over the family business, Nomellini Music Studio, and began teaching piano lessons. There she found another calling, to pass on the gift of music.  She considered her students a valuable gift and they brought her great pride and joy. 

Lita was a pioneer in both her professional and personal life and brought love and laughter to those around her. She will be dearly missed.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Margie Nomellini. She is survived by her sister Marie Markovich Zander (Dennis Zander) nieces Gina Markovich and Margie Markovich Duvall (Mike Duvall) and great nephew and niece Alexander and Arianna Duvall.  

Services will be held at St John of the Woods on April 10th, 2021. Viewing from 10:00 am-11:00 am, Rosary 10:30 am, Mass at 11:00 am. Edwards Memorial.