Metta M. Streit, 76, a former president of the Women's District of Columbia Golf Association who also was active in hospital work, died Thursday at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She had a liver ailment.

Mrs. Streit was the wife of Dr. Paul H. Streit a retired major general in the Army Medical Corps who had been commanding officer of Walter Reed before his retirement. Gen. Streit died in 1976.

The couple had lived in the Washington area since 1949. For her volunteer work at Walter Reed, Mrs. Streit was awarded the hospital's Silver Medal in 1977.

She was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and was its women's golf champion in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960. She was president of the women's golf association in 1959-1960 and was its parliamentarian from 1976 until her death.

From 1971 until her death, she also was a volunteer on the Washington Diocese newspaper, a publication of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

Mrs. Streit was born in Franklin, Pa., and grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. She attended Vassar College and earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin. She earned a master's degree at Columbia Teachers College in the New York City.

In 1923, she married Dr. Streit. They lived at various military posts in this country and the Philippines before settling here.

Mrs. Streit was a member of the American Dietetic Association, the Vassar Club of Washington, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mount Vernon Miniature Schnauzer Club.

Survivors include a son, John P., of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and a daughter, Metta S. Halla of Paris, and five grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice.