Parker Hess Parker Thomas Hess, former Ashland Postmaster, and a longtime resident of Ashland, Ore., passed away June 13, 2011, at a foster home in Medford, Ore. He was 93. A celebration of Parker's life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, Siskiyou and Walker, at 10:00 a.m.