D. Lynn Meikle, a civic leader and Cache County dairy farmer, died Wednesday of cancer at the Logan Regional Hospital. He was 42.

Appointed a charter member of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Meikle had been Cache County Farm Bureau president, served on the Utah Dairy Commission, the Utah Dairy Council, was a member of the board of directors of the Cache Valley Dairy, the Western Dairymen Cooperative and the Production Credit Association and had been president of the North Bench Irrigation Co.A graduate of Sky View High School and Utah State University, Mr. Meikle farmed with his father in Smithfield. He was a National Guard officer with the 116th Engineering Battalion in Idaho Falls.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 1, 1990, at 1 p.m. in the Smithfield LDS Seventh Ward Chapel. Burial will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cranney Mortuary, Logan, and at the church an hour before services.