Hilda Wenz Abraham, 60, a docent at the National Collection of Fine Arts for the last nine years, died of cancer Wednesday in a hospital in Concord, Mass. She had been in Massachusetts for medical treatment.
Mrs. Abraham had volunteered her time at the Fine Arts Collection working on art history research projects and illustrated materials for young people. She also gave gallery lectures.
She was a watercolorist and oil painter whose works won honors at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington.
She had served on the board of the Capitol Hill Day School and several city PTA groups. She had been a secretary and member of the executive board of the D.C. Youth Orchestra in the mid-1970s.
Mrs. Abraham was a native of Ohio and had lived in Washington since 1944. She was a 1940 graduate of the University of Toledo and earned a master's degree in art history at Radcliffe College in 1943. She also did graduate work in fine arts at Johns Hopkins University.
She was a member of the Davies Memorial Unitarian Church in Temple Hills. She had been president of the Naval Research Laboratory's wives' club. She was a member of the Radcliffe Club of Washington.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Dr. George Abraham; a son, Dr. Edward H., of Cambridge, Mass.; two daughters, Dorothy J., of Beckley, W.Va., and Alice J., a student at Bennington College in Vermont, and a sister, Caroline Rubin of Chicago.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hilda W. Abraham Children's Education Fund, c/o the Education Department of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 20560.