Nancy L. Lindjord, 61, a longtime Washington-area resident who was active in civic and service groups, died of cardiogenic shock Wednesday at Arlington Hospital.

Mrs. Lindjord, who lived in McLean, was born at Camp John Hay in the Philippines and grew up in Tacoma, Wash. She was a 1942 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

She worked as a pharmacist in Washington state for a year. During World War II, Mrs. Linjord served in the SPARS, the women's branch of the Coast Guard.

In 1945, she married Army Col. Haakon Lindjord. For 13 years she and her husband lived at military installations here and abroad. They moved to McLean in 1958.

Mrs. Lindjord was a volunteer with the Fairfax County school system, the YMCA and the Girl Scouts of America. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Jon, of New York City, and Richard, of McLean; two daughters, Bonnie L. Gilley of Salt Lake City, and Leigh L. Wolfarth, of Long Valley, N.J., and one grandchild.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, or to the Heart Fund of the American Heart Association.