Donald P. Lloyd, 82, founder of Associated Food Stores Inc. and prominent civic leader, died March 26, 1988, after an extended illness.

Professionally, Mr. Lloyd distinguished himself as the first secretary of the Utah Retail Grocers Association. He also founded Associated Food Stores and retired as the president of that six-state organization in 1972. Additionally, he served as president of National Retail Grocers Association, Western Family Inc. and the Certified Warehouse Association.In 1972, Mr. Lloyd and his wife, Helen C., donated $100,000 to the Utah Symphony, ensuring the continuance of the "Youth Concerts." Mr. Lloyd also served as a member of the Utah Symphony board and the executive committee for many years.

In 1957, Mr. Lloyd participated on a mission under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide South African businessmen with information on the American market, exploring opportunities for South Africans to attract capital investments from the U.S.

And in 1962, Mr. Lloyd visited West Germany and Portugal as a member of a study tour of Radio Free Europe.

Mr. Lloyd's funeral will be March 30 at noon in the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 S. Wasatch Drive. (See obituary on D2.)