Russel Dean Harper, born on April 12, 1961, in Olympia, WA, passed away at a Tribal clam dig in Kamilche, WA, on September 9, 2021, at the young age of 61, in the arms of his beloved community, the Squaxin Island Tribe. Russell was a Business Administrator, a traveler, a student of cultures, an activist for the members of the Tribe, a great cook, an unparallel communicator and a wonderful husband and family member. He is survived by his beloved husband, Brad Henry. His siblings: Rick Harper, Jason Koenig, Greg Koenig, Crystal & Janice Harper. His Sisters in law: Cheryl Harper and Laurie Koenig. His nieces: McKenzie, Hannah, Angel, Summer, Claudia, Krystal, Kendra & Candis, and his nephews: Heath, Brian & Dustin. Russel was preceded in death by his loving parents: Colin Harper and Ethel Martha Ann Whitener Harper Koenig Tiroux, and his brothers and sisters: Chrystal Roxanne Fischer, Sabrina Trudeau Harper John’s, Keven Harper, and Colin Harper Jr. “Toy”. You are cordially invited to the Celebration of his Life on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1:00 pm, at the Squaxin Island Sacred Grounds. Meet at 12:30pm at Little Creek Casino gravel parking lot for his “last drive” through the Reservation.