Patricia "Patty" Miller

  • "I found out in June about Patty's passing, and was shocked...."
  • " OMG I can't believe it!!!! I had moved away from Chicago..."
    - Nancy DeFista
  • "It is with great sadness that I found out about Patty's..."
    - Lan Le
  • "I was a 20-year customer of Patty at Big Hair.. I stopped..."
    - Brian Blank
  • "Patty saved me from a life of failure by believing in me..."
    - Ashley "Queenie"

Miller, Patricia "Patty" (nee Bekker), 47, passed away March 14. Born in Chicago, November 10, 1965, she graduated from Waters Elementary School and Lane Technical High School. Patty left her modeling career in 1990 to start Big Hair, a rock 'n roll hair salon that became a Roscoe Village anchor. She made her diverse clientele look good and feel good. In 1994, she married Bruce Miller and they settled in Rockwell Gardens. A member of Luther Memorial Church, Patty supported local charities, local businesses and the Lincoln Park Zoo. She introduced her children to many places in Chicago special to her. She was the beloved mother of Gwendolyn, Luke and Scott; daughter of Marles and Josef Bekker; sister of Teresa Bekker and her partner Zbigniew "Adam" Grzegorczyk; Anne and James Jaeger, all of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial: Saturday, March 30, 6 pm, Big Hair, 2012 W. Roscoe.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 28, 2013