LeAnna Marie Nocita

She developed many friendships around the world through her obsession with crochet and creativity.

LeAnna Marie Nocita (Lyons) was taken from this earth on September 6, 2019. She did not want to go; her friends and family most certainly did not want her to go! But the universe had other plans.

She was a Washington native, having been born at the Junction in West Seattle, in a hospital that was above a store, on May 19, 1959. She graduated Mariner High School in Everett, WA, and soon after relocated to California where she worked in Sacramento city government and studied radio broadcasting.

In 1997 she returned to the Northwest, where she worked for the Veterans’ Administration in Seattle. A conversation on the bus one day connected her to a rental on Vashon, where she moved, and that’s where she met her future husband, Harry Gerecke.

LeAnna and Harry lived in Germany for nine years. She developed many friendships there and around the world through her fondness, nay, obsession with, crochet and creativity. She started her own business called The Eccentric Hausfrau. She did many crochet projects on commission and won awards for her work. LeAnna and Harry enjoyed camping together in their pop-up trailer, and wherever LeAnna traveled, she took equipment for a whole kitchen with her. She loved to cook. She loved her cats, she loved old movies and vintage TV shows, she loved “Hamilton,” and most of all she loved Harry.

She is survived by her devastated husband, Harry Gerecke, two of three cats, all of Cat Valley, Vashon; her mother Alannah Faschel of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Karyn Grady of Sacramento, CA and Chris Bush of Chaska, near Minneapolis, MN, and many equally devastated friends and other relatives here in Washington State and around the world, to include cousin Shelly of Port Orchard, WA; step-siblings Adam and Brian Goodfellow and Jenny Felts, all of the Kingston/Poulsbo, WA area; and Jason Goodfellow of Omak, WA, as well as many nieces and nephews.