Cipriano “Cip” C. Garcia, 63, of Toppenish died Friday at his home.

Mr. Garcia was born in Weslaco, Texas. He worked as a hospice nurse for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He later owned and operated Valley Practicioners and was a foster parent through the state Department of Social and Health Services for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his companion, Sharon Garcia of Toppenish; a daughter, Katherine Yelechchin of Toppenish; and two sisters, Juanita Hinojosa of Sunnyside and Aurora Crone of Grandview.

A memorial gathering will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 419 N. D St. in Toppenish. Arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home, Toppenish.