MYRAL R. STONE, 88, formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, December 20, 2009, at her Talent residence.

Private memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Basic Rights Oregon at or PO Box 40625, Portland, OR 97240.

Myral Stone was born June 14, 1921, in Brockton, Massachusetts to Sadie and Morris Rafkin. In 1947 she married Martin Stone, who preceded her in death in 1991.

Myral was a huge champion of equality for the LGBT community and was a supporter of Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). She proudly wore her Basic Fairness, Basic Rights tee shirt at Mountain View Retirement Home.

Survivors include her children; Leslie and her partner Karen, of Ashland; sons Robert of Massachusetts and Jeffrey of New Jersey; brother, David; grandchildren, Adam, Noelle, Martin and Madeline; great-grandchildren, Raven, Faith and Raine. She was preceded in death by one brother; Sherman.

Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR