Edward H. DeSoucey, 67, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army and a former transportation specialist at the Washington Navy Yard, died of cancer Monday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Col. DeSoucey was born in San Francisco. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, went on to officer candidate school and was commissioned in the armored corps.He served with tank units in Europe in World War II.

After the war, he worked for the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Department, but remained in the Army reserves. He was called to active duty during the Korean conflict and decided to make the military his career. He was stationed in Korea and Greece, and served with the National Security Agency and the Military District of Washington.

He retired from the Army in 1966 and then settled in College Park. He had maintained a home in this area since 1954. He was employed by the Navy Department at the Navy Yard until his second retirement for reasons of health in 1973.

In recent years he had been a volunteer with senior citizens groups in Prince George's County, helping with tax returns.

Survivors include his wife, Teckla, of the home; a daughter, Barbara Sargood, of Arnold, Md.; two sisters, Madelon Tormanen, of Fairfax, Calif., and Evelyn DeSoucey, of Burlingame, Calif., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. CAPTION: Picture, EDWARD H. DeSOUCEY