Vera Ann Hash, 68, who was active in Democratic and volunteer organizations in Prince George's County for more than 25 years, died of cancer Thusday at her home in Takoma Park.
Mrs. Hash was born in Brunswick, Md., and moved to Washington in the mid-1920s. She was a graduate of the old Business High School.
She was elected president of the United Democratic Women's Clubs of Maryland in 1972 and appointed to the Prince Georgia's County Bicentennial Committee in 1976. She served as head of the Prince Georgia's County Recreation Board from 1955 to 1965.
In 1965, her election as corresponding secretary of the Prince Georgia's County Council of Democratic Clubs disrupted that organization. Several groups protested that there had been unfair maneurvering to bring about the election of Mrs. hash, who was a candidate of the Old Guard.
Two years later, however, she was named "outstanding woman of the year" by the Council of Democratic Clubs.
Mrs. Hash did volunteer work for the Heart Fund, the Red Cross, and other organizations.
She was active in the Boys Club of Prince Georgia's County, serving as secretary from 1950 to 1953, and chairman from 1957 to 1958. She was appointed to the Prince George's County Commission on Physical Fitness in 1962.
She received a number of awards for community service from both the county and the city of Takoma Park.
Mrs. Hash was a member of the Lincoln Valley Citizens Association.
She is survived by her husband, James A., of the home, and a son, Thomas James, of Washington.