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Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Linda Jean (Liles) Assolin, wife and mother to Nick and Matt Assolin, respectively, of Nikko’s Worldwide Transportation, passed away December 29, 2014, at MD Anderson Cancer Center due to complications following surgery. She was 63.

Linda joined her husband in co-founding then-Nikko’s Luxury Limousines after founding Pinemont Office Supplies in 1982, which she managed until 1989. She started her career as a legal secretary for a prominent Houston law firm, where she worked until 1975. She then obtained employment with Southern Host, a national hotel/motel management corporation, and worked her way up to being named general manager in 1979—becoming the first female general manager in the Southern Host System. In 1981, the company transferred her to Tampa, Fla., to be general manager of its new Holiday Inn franchise.

A two-time cancer survivor, Linda is survived by her husband Nick; son Matthew Allen, his wife Xochitl, and their child Matthew William; her parents, V.E. "Huey" and Ann Liles; her sister, Patti Brown; and her nephew Christopher, his wife Kathy, and their three boys, Remington, Aidan, and Cole.

The memorial service was held January 10 in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons in Houston.