10 Facts About Del Webb


Delbert Eugene "Del" Webb was an American real-estate developer, and a co-owner of the New York Yankees baseball club.


Del Webb is known for founding and developing the retirement community of Sun City, Arizona, and for many works of his firm, Del E Webb Construction Company.


Del Webb dropped out of high school to become a carpenter's apprentice, and in 1919, he married Hazel Lenora Church, a graduate nurse.


In 1920, Webb was a ship fitter, and they were living with his parents and two younger brothers in Placer County, California.


Del Webb received many military contracts during World War II, including the construction of the Poston War Relocation Center near Parker.


In 1948, Del Webb was contracted to build 600 houses and a shopping center called Pueblo Gardens in Tucson, Arizona.


In 1919, Del Webb married his childhood sweetheart, Hazel Lenora Church.


In 1961, Del Webb married Toni Ince, then aged 41, a buyer for Bullocks Wilshire department store in Los Angeles.


Del Webb was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2000.


Del Webb died at age 75 in Rochester, Minnesota, on July 4,1974, following surgery for lung cancer.