Rosalind S. Jamison, 67, a retired attorney with the Department of Housing and Urban Development who was active in civic affairs, died of cancer Monday at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Jamison, who was born in Gardiner, Maine, attended Boston University and moved to Washington in 1937. She was a stenographer at the Justice Department and at the same time earned a law degree at American University.

In 1941, she married William Frank Jamison, a certified public accountant who then was a lieutenant in the Navy, and accompanied him to Brunswick, Ga., and Charleston, S.C. When Mr. Jamison went overseas for war service, Mrs. Jamison returned here.

In 1944, she became an attorney with the old National Housing Agency. She later worked for the Housing and Home Finance Agency and continued in federal service when the agency became part of HUD. She retired from the government in 1970.

After retiring, Mrs. Jamison became a member of the executive committees of the Chevy Chase Citizens Association and the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Committee. She also was a member of the board of the Friendship Heights Neighborhood Coalition.

She was a member of the D.C. Bar and of the parish of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Her husband died in 1964. Survivors include two brothers, Charles J. and Thomas F. Skehan, both of Gardiner, and three sisters, Ellen S. True and Emily T. Cough, both of Gardiner, and Catherine S. Murphy of Kittery, Maine.