Trena May Cabers

Trena May Babers of Virden, New Mexico, passed away on January 29, 2020, at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on May 15, 1955, in Morenci, Arizona to John Martin Mortensen & Freddie Wood Mortensen with siblings; Martin, Kathy, Terry & Janine.

Trena attended School in San Manuel, AZ, graduating in 1973.  She began working in the banking industry as an Operations Supervisor and retired as the Assistant Vice President.  On April 26, 1996, Trena married her true love William Babers, Sr. in Guthrie, AZ. The blended family consists of; Martin Belsher, Nikki Belsher, Willie Babers, Jr., Sherry Frizzel, Cody Thomas, and Clayton Babers.

Trena loved crocheting, painting and going to Luna, NM.  Her favorite saying was “Shh, don’t tell Willie”. When it came to her cancer, she was definitely a fighter who did all she physically could to beat the disease.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Willie Babers, Sr, her parents, John Mortensen and Freddie Wood Mortensen, her children & step-children; Martin Belsher of Elko NV, Nikki Belsher of Virden, NM, Willie (Lisa) Babers, Jr, Sherry (Chip) Frizzel, Cody (Milo) Thomas, and Clayton Babers, 5 biological Grandchildren; Wyatt, Payton, Hadlie, Gavin, and Kali Jo, 20 Step-Grandchildren, 21 Step-Great-Grandchildren, her siblings Martin (Vicki) Mortensen, Kathy (Gordon) Becraft, Terry Mortensen, Janine Gage, and her boxers. 

Trena is preceded in death by her, niece, Carly Becraft, her step-daughter, Tannis Babers, and her step-son Shawn Babers. 

A visitation will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Virden Community Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Buddy Jensen conducting.  Interment will follow in the Virden Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at