Catharine Crawford Bright Milans
Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 22, 2015

Died peacefully on February 17, 2015. She was born June 21,
1915 in Youngstown, Ohio to Dudley S. and Dora M. Bright.
She had one brother, Albert S. Bright, now deceased. Her
family moved to Pittsburgh, PA when she was three and to the
Washington, DC area when she was a teenager. She
graduated from
Western High School in 1933 and George
Washington University in 1937 with a degree in psychology
and a minor in architecture. She was a member of the Kappa
Kappa Gamma Sorority.

In 1939, after his graduation from Dartmouth, she married
Calvin Harley Milans, a patent attorney. They established a home in Bethesda, Maryland.
Her husband died in 1984.

Catharine Milans was employed by the federal government part-time to perform
psychological testing and research. She also volunteered at the Bethesda Presbyterian
Church, Meals on Wheels, and Suburban Hospital's Thrift Shop.

She enjoyed visits from family and friends at her lake place in Virginia, where activities
included swimming, boating, bird watching, crossword puzzles and parlor games. She
was known and loved as "Gramsie" to her family.

In 1995, she was one of the first residents to move to Maplewood Park Place, a senior
living community in Bethesda, where she resided until her death. Survivors include her
two sons, Stephen B. Milans of Wilmore, Kentucky and Calvin T. Milans of North
Bethesda, Maryland; their wives; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in the name of
Catharine Milans may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 7611 Clarendon
Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Please view and sign the family guest book at: