Matriarch of Canyon Lake’s Zingg family is turning 90

Margie Zingg and her husband, veteran John Williams, participate in a Veterans Day golf cart parade. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

Margie Zingg, the matriarch of Canyon Lake’s Zingg family, is turning 90 on September 12. On Sunday, her children are hosting a magical Disney-themed party in her honor.

Zingg was born in San Diego, California. She is the mother Mike Zingg, Janice Zingg McCrory, Clarence Zingg, and Tammy Kramer. She has 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Many of her family members reside in Canyon Lake.

A Canyon Lake resident since 1977, Zingg has been a member of just about every Canyon Lake Club. She served as the president of the Woman’s Golf Club in 1986 and has been swinging around the dance floor for more than 30 years as a member of the Canyon Lake Twirlers.

Ms. Elegant Lady Margie Zingg waves to the camera. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

In 2016, Zingg was crowned Ms. Elegant Lady at the Miss Canyon Lake Scholarship Pageant. Elegant Lady isn’t her first special title. Margie also has been crowned Mrs. Chili Pepper, Mrs. Oktoberfest, Mrs. California Sunshine, Mrs. Canyon Lake, and Citizen of the Year.

Zingg is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and a World Champion for ladies over 60 in Taekwondo. She began taking Taekwondo lessons at the tender age of 68, competing and winning awards at local and national events.

At the age of 83, Zingg won third place in Weapons and a Spirit of the Games award at the 2015 American Taekwondo Association West Coast Tournament in Las Vegas.

In 2014, Zingg married veteran John Williams, who served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps. Williams is the father of Zingg’s daughter-in-law, Robyn Zingg. The two began dating after attending church together.

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