Lime green was Melissa "Mima" Joy Dietzel's favourite colour.
So for a few hours tomorrow, her family and friends will be wearing lime green at her memorial service in a US church.
The 22-year-old from Redlands, California travelled to Sydney late last year on a six-month working visa, but struggled with symptoms of bipolar disorder before taking her life in a tree in the eastern suburb of Randwick.
While Melissa's remains are set to be returned home from Sydney next week, her parents have arranged for a Saturday afternoon service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Redlands to remember their daughter and celebrate her life.
"Honestly, Melissa was sunshine," her mother, Vickie Gunther, told smh.com.au.
"And I wish you could read her Facebook. There are so many people there describing their experiences with her - how she helped them, listened when they were sad, befriended them when they were new and feeling lost, was kind and funny, encouraging and cheerful to be around."
Ms Dietzel's sister, Amber Taylor, is delivering the eulogy, while her friend, Tim Gilsen, is performing a song penned especially for the service by Mrs Gunther to the tune of Gracie by Ben Folds:
"We don't know
anyone who was quite like you.
Child of joy,
with your lime green point of view.
How'd you ever go and get the knack
To love everyone?
I think they loved you back,
Mrs Gunther said she was hopeful the memorial would be upbeat, like Melissa was, adding: "Even though we're still incredibly sad over losing her at such a young age, we're not despairing.
"I'm wistfully looking forward to seeing our adorable Melissa again one joyous and beautiful day."
After the service, balloons will be released at the back of the church, with those present invited to write their thoughts about Ms Dietzel on the balloons.
Tomorrow's memorial follows an earlier one held by Ms Dietzel's university friends in Utah on February 18.
One friend who attended the service wrote on her blog about how those who spoke at the service were right in describing Ms Dietzel as an amazing person.
"Hearing all of the incredible eulogies given about Melissa, I couldn't help but hope that I will be able to live my life in such a way that people will give such glowing remarks about me at my funeral someday," she wrote.
"Melissa truly lived up to her middle name, finding joy in the simple things in life and bringing joy to others, and I hope that I can do the same."
Mrs Gunther said her family was not yet sure what they would do when Ms Dietzel's remains returns home next week.
"We feel so overwhelmed with losing our wonderful daughter that it is hard to even move," she said.
"So we're just working on one thing at a time which, this week, is her memorial service."
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